N. Idaho delinquency rates drop among juveniles - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

N. Idaho delinquency rates drop among juveniles

MOSCOW, Idaho. - A state official says delinquency rates and crime committed by juveniles is down in northern Idaho.

Brian Dulin, with the Latah County Juvenile Probation Center, says about 60 boys and girls were placed under supervision from Oct. 1, 2007, to Sept. 30, 2008. He says that's a significant decline from the previous year, but didn't have a percentage number.

He says most of the crimes committed by juveniles involved petty theft or possession and use of marijuana.

Dulin says some of the downturn in juvenile crime could be due to stepped-up prevention efforts by authorities.

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