Rage. Fear. Sadness.
These emotions are at the core of an increase in juvenile violence.
While the number of children going through the court system has stayed steady or slightly dipped, the crimes they commit are more serious in nature.
Children are selling drugs, pistol-whipping peers, and beating up their parents. Local teens also have rap sheets that include armed robberies and attempted murder.
Charges heard in Erie County Juvenile Court 2004 4,145 2005 3,825 2006 4,264 2007 4,246 2008 3,829