Adults in Florida are not the only ones who are committing crimes. In fact, delinquencies performed by those between the ages of 10 and 18 are quite common. There are numerous ways that juveniles get into trouble, and there are ways to help intervene and prevent them from happening.
According to Global Youth Justice, juvenile crimes span a wide variety of acts. The most common one deals with stealing, and common examples are shoplifting, taking from someone’s locker and stealing a bike. Causing destruction to public or personal property in the form of graffiti, slashing tires or keying a car, is also a typical type of crime done by young people.
Juveniles also get in trouble for things involving drugs and alcohol. Tobacco and marijuana are typical illicit drugs consumed or sold. Alcohol offenses include underage possession, consumption and purchase. Other typical types of crimes by juveniles include:
- Disorderly conduct
- Curfew violations
- Simple assault
- Traffic violations
- School Disciplinary
FindLaw discusses that one way to reduce these delinquent acts is to identify certain risk factors. When this happens early enough, parents or school staff can use intervention tactics to prevent something worse from happening.
There are also numerous organizations designed to help at-risk youth. Their programs can provide role models and mentoring to impact juveniles in a positive way. Even if a delinquent act, such as drinking alcohol or missing curfew, seems to be less serious, it is important to cut off delinquent behavior and steer the offenders toward a better way, so it does not become a problem in adulthood.