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Number of teens in detention centers spikes

But rate of violence inside subsides

Posted 9/22/23

A growing number of teens getting arrested citywide led to a nearly 35-percent spike in the number of youth residing in the city’s juvenile detention centers in Fiscal Years 2023 compared to a year earlier, according to the Mayor’s Management Report.

Admissions to the city’s juvenile facilities grew from 1,319 teens to 1,775 in the fiscal year ending June 30, the report, released last week, said. 

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