Allegations Of Sex Abuse Against Juveniles In Prison Rose In 2012

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Administrators of state juvenile correctional facilities reported 865 allegations of sexual victimization in 2012, a significant increase from the 735 allegations reported in 2011 and 690 in 2010, says a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. The report notes that the number of youth held in state juvenile systems declined sharply, from 38,580 at yearend 2006 to 19,095 at yearend 2012. As a result, the rate of sexual victimization allegations per 1,000 youth . . .

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