More and more people under sixteen are
There are many possible reasons for this.
discipline at home and at school could be the cause. Young people
often grow up without any firm idea about the difference between
right and wrong, because parents are too busy working to
children. At school also, teachers cannot control large classes.
Secondly, social conditions such as
poverty and drug addiction are important. In some cities, London for
example, there are groups of homeless teenagers who
in order to
eat. In other cities, such as New York, young drug addicts commit
crimes so as to be able to buy drugs.
Finally, the police may also be to
. They often
ignore minor crimes. Consequently, many young people feel they can
things like theft.
In conclusion, there are many factors
which have caused an in crime
among young people. It is difficult to know which of them is the most
responsible, or how the increase can be stopped.