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Unhealthy children more likely to commit crimes

Unhealthy children are more likely to commit crimes, says a second report from NACRO. It found that a third of persistent offenders had a drugs problem; 40 per cent had drunk alcohol at the time of committing an offence; and one half of male and a third of female young offenders suffered from mental health disorders.

Children, health and crime, NACRO, 169 Clapham Road,London SW9 0PU, pound;5.00.

Diane Spencer

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