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Juvenile Record. A monthly periodical devoted to ac
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TABLE I.-Classification of Juvenile Arrests in the City of Detroit.
Breaking and entering
8 22 2
*For the year, June 30, 1897 to June 30, 1898. All figures in this and the following tables are for the fiscal years ending June 30th. They were obtained from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police of the City of Detroit.
TABLE II.-Classification of Juvenile Arrests in the City of Detroit.
TABLE III.-Classification of Arrests According to Age.
1898... 1899 1900. 1901. 1902.
9 I 9 2 42 147 2 90 5 80 14 85 13 85 159 15
5 15 59 2162 1 915 81 81 98 91113 23
28 28 24 46 268 2 74 4115 6118 11117 30
381 45 18 26 273
6132 16.103 221 34 34
*For this year, the disposition of boys and girls cases were tabulated together.
*See above. *This must include ten girls who were not enumerated in table of arrests.
FIFTY ILLUSTRATIVE CASES.
Cases of Juvenile Offenders Tried in the Police Courts of
Detroit. They are given practically in the same form as noted down at the trials.
March 17, 1902.
Case 1.-Five boys, ages II, 12, 12, 14 and 16, charged with stealing a box of prunes. Sixteen-year-old boy had been arrested before for jumping on a moving train, but he claimed that he had nothing to do with stealing of the prunes. Testimony brought out that the other boys were undoubtedly guilty of the offense. A justice jury of six returned verdict of, “the 16-year-old boy not guilty, the other boys guilty as charged.”
Case 2.–Four boys, ranging in age from 10 to 12 years, accused of breaking and entering a freight car, and stealing some bags of coffee. The testimony was not strong enough to convict them, so the jury brought in a verdict of “not guilty.”
Case 3:—Three boys, of ages from 14 to 17 years, accused of stealing a bag of rags from a Jew. Value of rags, according to Jew, about $3. Another dealer in rags claimed the boys tried to sell bag of rågs to him. One of the boys said, "we just wanted to have some fun with the sheeny.” Jury returned a verdict of “not guilty.”
Case 4.-Four boys charged with stealing some brasscastings, value $2.50-$3.00, from an open car on the L. S. & M. S. R. R. tracks. The boys admitted having taken the castings and of having hid them under a pile of railroad ties, but said they did not intend to sell them. The boys were found. “guilty as charged.”
Case 5.-A little negro boy of 12 years charged by his father with being a juvenile disorderly person, and “habitually truant from home.” The father stated that