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Baltimore crime: Juvenile arrests are down, compared with last year

Baltimore crime: Juvenile arrests are down, compared with last year

Baltimore police have made significantly fewer juvenile arrests compared with this time last year, the latest city crime statistics show.

There were 209 juvenile arrests through the week ending April 7, down 56 percent from the 472 arrests at the same point last year.

The declines were evident across major crime categories, including robbery (down 67 percent), aggravated assault (down 71 percent), burglary (down 82 percent), larceny (57 percent), auto theft (27 percent). Arrests for drug abuse violations were down 21 percent.

There were also fewer juvenile arrests for fraud, vandalism and possessing or carrying weapons. There were no categories in which juvenile...

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