Juvenile crime ticking up in Dallas and nationwide, says FBI Director

DALLAS — In Garland, a 16-year-old is wanted for the murder of two teens.

In Lancaster, a 17-year-old is charged with the murder of his former girlfriend.

It’s part of a local increase in juvenile violent crime that’s caught the attention of FBI director Chris Wray.

“That increase matches trends we’re seeing on the national level,” said Wray during a visit to the FBI’s Dallas office.

While Department of Justice records show juvenile arrests for violent crime have plummeted since the mid-nineties, the Dallas County Juvenile Department shows them climbing over the last two years.

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