We were just little angels


Articles
The “greatest generation” of our time: X
Today’s kids are always the “worst ever”
Are kids today worse?
Gradeschool murderers? Rarer than ever!

Research papers
California white middle-agers display worst drug abuse crisis; youth of color show extraordinary declines, low rates of drug abuse -- so who’s the Drug War locking up?

Data tables. U.S., California youth getting better (in text with tabs, under construction)
U.S. statistics

   US1. U.S. murder arrest rates, age 12 and younger, 1964-99:
Grade-school kids are NOT more murderous today (but less!)

US2. U.S. youth homicide arrest rate, 1980-99: White youth show no 1990s murder rise; poorer kids, huge cycles
US3. U.S. violent crime arrests, number and rate, 1970-99. FBI figures show biggest violence rise is among... middle-agers?
US4. U.S. Part I (serious felony) arrests by age, 1970-99: Teen crime rates show no increase; middle-aged crime skyrockets
US5. U.S. teen and adult birth rates, 1917-99: Teen sex? Over 80 years, teen birth rates uncannily parallel adult rates
California statistics
   CA1. Who shows the biggest increase in violent crime rates over last 25 years? White middle-agers.
CA2. Who shows the biggest increase in felony arrest rates over the last 25 years? White middle-agers (kids show big decline).
CA3. Who’s filling up California prisons? Middle-agers (young black men show big decline in imprisonment in the 1990s).
CA4. Who are California’s worst drug abusers? You guessed it.
CA5. California youth violent crime arrests, raw numbers and
rates 1967-99, with race detail 1975-99

CA6. California youth felony arrest rates falling for 30 years. Raw numbers and rates 1957-99, with race detail 1975-99
CA7. California teen suicide: 30-year declines among all races,
both genders, raw numbers and rates by race, age, gender, method

CA8. California teen suicide, homicide, accident, drug overdose, and firearms death rates, rates by race, Latino ethnicity, 1985-98

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