The Rise and Fall of American Youth Violence: 1980 to 2000

The Rise and Fall of American Youth Violence: 1980 to 2000

Researchers will debate for years why violent crime in the United States increased sharply in the 1980s and early 1990s before dropping just as precipitously in the mid- to late-1990s. All researchers agree, however, that general trends in violent crime during this period had much to do with changing rates of youth crime.