Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Thu Apr 29 08:16:32 PDT 1999

Jordan Hayes wrote:

>It looks to me like in the early 90's there was a dramatic surge in
>homicide {victims,offenders} among young adults (but no one else);
>similarly, since then, there has been a dramatic decrease in that same

Well the 1997 figure was still well above 1980's level, and higher than anything before that early 90's bulge.

While we're talking about The Kids, what about that decline in the teen birth rate? Gutmacher says its 20% abstinence and 80% contraception. Any other thoughts?


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