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Self-Reported Delinquency by 12-Year-Olds, 1997 (FS 200003) March 2000
2 page(s)
Puzzanchera, C. M.
Presents data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. The first wave of the survey interviewed a nationally representative sample of nearly 9,000 youth who were between the ages of 12 and 16 at the end of 1996. The survey asked youth to report whether they had engaged in a variety of delinquent or other behaviors that may lead to future delinquency. These youth will be interviewed annually to track changes in these behaviors. This Fact Sheet presents estimates of these self-reported behaviors by the youngest age group—youth who were 12 years old at the end of 1996.