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Crime Factors

Crime Factors According to the FBI

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report (1997).

The Effects of Family Structure on Juvenile Delinquency: Evidence from Two National Surveys

Scott Boggess and Jens Ludwig from Georgetown University analyzed data from two nationally-representative youth surveys, the National Survey of Adolescent Males and the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, to analyze the effects of family structure on four different delinquent behaviors among adolescent males:

Their results indicated "that boys who live outside of traditional two-parent families at age 14, particularly those living with a single mother, a single father, or neither parent, are significantly more likely to engage in each of the above delinquent behaviors than those living with both biological parents."

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