Here are the facts:
- 2008 Juvenile Arrests for Burglary: 187.
- 2008 Adult Arrests for Burglary: 868.
- Juveniles made up 22% of all Burglary arrests in the city in 2008.
- Of those 187 arrests, 63% occurred during school hours during the week.
It's just like the voice-over insert that Dwaine helped to bring back to Channel 8 news when they say, "it's 10 o'clock, do you know where your children are?" Maybe for some parents, they should ask themselves that same question at 10 AM as well.
It may sound harsh, but the responsibility for the delinquents needs to be shifted back to the parents instead of society. It's a small percentage of kids, but they're causing a good share of the crime during the day.