Arrests of Young People Down in 2012


The number of juveniles arrested in 2012 in Nebraska fell to 11,993. Of those, 214 were for violent crimes.

While that may seem like a big number, the number of young people being arrested in Nebraska has actually been dropping for the last decade.

Those details were released by the non-profit child advocacy organization, Voices for Children, in their annual "Kids Count" report.

Juvenile Justice was just one of many categories in which research data was collected for various agencies and educators across Nebraska to use.

Some other findings: 1 in 16 Nebraska kids is uninsured; 1 in 5 kids live in poverty in Nebraska; Every day in Nebraska nearly 12 children experience some form of maltreatment; 36 percent of 4th graders score proficient or better in reading.

By 2050 Nebraska is expected to be older. For example, by 2050, 21 percent of Nebraskans will be 65 years old or older.

Nebraska will also be more diverse and more urban.

For complete details, you can see the package of research numbers by visiting: http://www.voicesforchildren.com


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