Spike in Teen Crime

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police say violent crime among juveniles is spiking in Houston.

Thirty-three juveniles are dead from homicides in the first 10 months of this year. That's up from 20 last year.

Police say they're also seeing more violent crime committed by youths than in past years.

The latest incident happened November 28th. A 16-year-old Westbury High School student was shot and killed near campus. Police have said they're looking for two suspected gang members, both in their late teens.

Possible reasons for the rise in crime include population increases, budget cuts for prevention programs and a rise in gang activity.

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