A new study has found a sharp uptick in the numbers of people under the age of 23 who have been arrested. While 22 percent of people younger than 23 had been arrested at least once in the mid-1960s, that number has now risen to between 30 and 40 percent …
While in the mid-1960s about 22 percent of Americans reported havingbeen arrested by the time they turned 23, researchers estimate that the"prevalence rate" for arrests by that age now lies "between 30.2 percent and 41.4 percent."
Increasingly,"arrest is a pretty common experience," Robert Brame, a criminologistat the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and one of the study’sauthors, tells USA Today
According to ABC News, "Brame and his colleagues analyzed responses to a national survey ofmore than 7,000 young people between 1997 and 2008. … Not all of theyoung people remained in the study for all 11 years, accounting for the uncertainty reflected in the wide ranges of the study’s findings.