Marijuana reduced juvenile crime rate in California

Experts say it's due to the decriminalization of the drug

According to a study done by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice that is based in San Francisco, the report revealed that over the last eight decades, the number of juveniles (18 and under) that have been arrest was now at an all-time low.

The study is called "California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low".

The reports number shoe that juvenile crime rate dropped 20% in California from 2010 to 2011; the lowest rate since 1954, which the experts are pointing out that it's due to the decriminalization of marijuana in the state.

The studied also showed that since the bill that was signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger (California ex-governor) to reduce the punishment of possessing a small amount of marijuana, drug arrest decreased by 50 percent, violent crimes dropped 16%, homicides dropped 16%.

This is one out of the many reasons that a lot of people are in favor of legalizing marijuana in the state of California, especially if the crime rate went down which that is always good news, or is it really?


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