Carjackings and handgun violations by young people have skyrocketed since 2020 in Maryland, but overall youth violence has been declining for more than a decade, mirroring a national trend, a new Maryland Department of Juvenile Services report shows. Agency head Vincent N. Schiraldi released the 33-page report Tuesday, pushing back against what he says appears to be a perception that Maryland exited the pandemic gripped by a youth crime wave.
Data in hand, Md. juvenile services chief says youth crime is down
September 13, 2023