Nearly one-third of Americans are arrested by 23, study says

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  • taustin EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    Might come from the attitude of arrest everyone and let the judges sort them out. I know in Utah its a prevalent method in the majority of departments. There was a time when Officers would use judgement in dealing with this age group, giving warnings rather than arresting to pad their statistics.

  • RichDaddy Logan, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    A stunning statistic. I have lived all over the country and am only aware of ten or so of my friends or acquaintances that have been arrested. Somewhere that number has to be more than 50% and if it is, I don't want to live there.

    Also remember, these are arrests only. Doesn't mean they were convicted or even in front of a judge.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 9:24 a.m.

    Either there's something wrong with the Legal System or something wrong with Americans in general. I tend to lean towards the first theory.

    What categories were the crimes? Drugs, theft, assault? We have far too many laws making drugs illegal instead of treating the users. Is violence on the rise? This article has a paucity of useful information.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 8:12 a.m.

    The control freak legislatures make everything a felony. The biggest big government is the growing police state.

  • Ricardo Carvalho Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 5:28 a.m.

    I have trouble understanding from this article why there would be a link to physicians. Presumably, it has something to do with the context mentioned but not articulated.