The Cost of Denial
One Day of Child Violence in America
From a 1995 publication by The Youth Task Force
(League of California Cities)
THE PRISON BOOM
In the United States, children are killing children. 80% of the crimes committed in California are committed by those between 13 and 24.
Victims of crime are also young -- primarily between the ages of 12 and 24.
Arrests (and incarcerations) for serious crimes are also highest amongst the young. More young people between the ages of 10 and 20 are asrrested than in any other age group.
THREE STRIKES YOU'RE OUT
Estimated cost: $3-$4 billion.
Estimated number of prisoners incarcerated because of "Three Strikes" by the year 2000: 75,000
Estimated number of new prisons needed by 2003: 41
Estimated minimum annual cost of operating all 81 prisons in 2003: $5.6 billion
ESTIMATED TOTAL NUMBER OF PRISONERS
From "The Cost of Denial," a publication of the Youth Task Force of the League of California Cities, 1995. Available in hardcopy by ordering online from the CityLink 2000 website.
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