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Resource ID: #25243
Subject: Crime
Source: The Chicago Reporter
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Date: 5/1/11

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The Reporter analyzed 1,376 cases where juveniles faced gun charges in adult felony courts between 2006 and 2010. The Reporter randomly selected hard copies of court files for 90 cases -- which represents 57 percent of convictions in 2009 -- and found:-One in four teens was never clearly identified as having had a gun-A gun was recovered in only 46 percent of the cases

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