Juvenile Crime Surges, Reversing Long Decline. ‘It’s Just Kids Killing Kids.’

Posted on AllSides January 23rd, 2023
From The Center
José A. Alvarado Jr. for The Wall Street Journal

A 13-year-old boy ran through the Bronx streets one May afternoon last year, chased by two teens on a scooter. Surveillance video showed him frantically trying to open the doors of an assisted-living facility. The scooter peeled onto the sidewalk and sped toward him. A 15-year-old boy riding on the back pointed a handgun and fired multiple times, police say.

Nearby, 11-year-old Kyhara Tay stood outside a beauty salon after school, eating chicken wings and waiting for her friends to finish getting their nails done. A stray bullet struck the...

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