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juvenile delinquency

Syllabification: ju·ve·nile de·lin·quen·cy

Definition of juvenile delinquency in English:

noun

The habitual committing of criminal acts or offenses by a young person, especially one below the age at which ordinary criminal prosecution is possible.
Example sentences
  • Children who show low levels of peer acceptance and social competence are at risk for dropping out of school, juvenile delinquency, and adult criminal behavior.
  • Other criminal cases which showed an increase in 2000 included homicide, juvenile delinquency, torture and arson.
  • In the past decade, on average, the rate of juvenile delinquency remained at between 10 to 14 per cent of the criminal offenses in the city.

Derivatives

juvenile delinquent

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noun

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