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Study: One In Four Female Teens Involved In Violence

A new government report suggests about one in four female teens is involved in some sort of violent behavior at school or at work.

According to the report, 26.7 percent of females aged 12 to 17 had been involved in a serious fight at school or work, a group-against-group fight or had attacked someone with the intent to harm the person in the previous year.

The report says acts of teenage violence are most commonly associated with boys but is pervasive among girls as well.

According to the report, males do have a higher rate of violence -- with 33.6 percent engaged in one of the types of acts in the year before the study.

The report was released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


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