Violent attacks by teen Brit girls has trebled in past 7yrsMarch 2nd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Violence by teenage girls have more than trebled in the past seven years in Britain, show new figures.
According to the data released by the Youth Justice Board, girls under 17 were behind almost 23,000 violent attacks in England and Wales last year, with more than 60 every day.
The researchers claim that Britain’’s binge-drinking culture was partly responsible for sudden increase in so-called “ladette” violence, reports the Telegraph.
Almost one in three girls aged 15 to 16 admitted to binging on liquor.
The study showed that total number of offences by girls aged 10 to 17 resulting in court action in 2007/08 was 58,500, almost 10 per cent increase in two years.
Nearly four in ten crimes committed by girls involved violent assault, while one in three involved handling stolen goods.
While the offences committed by young men were still higher, the gap between the two sexes was fast closing.
The offences committed by teenage boys were also higher with 120,000 cases.
Last month a report written for the Ministry of Justice also found evidence of increased violence among girls.
While only 11 per cent of women between 10 and 25 admitted to having committed a crime in 1998, the figure has now risen to 17 per cent.
However, the number of boys who admit law-breaking has remain steady at 26 per cent.
Recent figures for arrests showed violent attacks by women ranged from street brawls and assault to grievous bodily harm and murder. (ANI)
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