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NEW USA TODAY POLL SHOWS MALE TEENAGERS AS MOST CRIME PRONE

 WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of Americans view male teenagers as most crime prone, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll, which shows 58 percent say male teenagers are more likely to commit violent crimes than other groups.
 Seventy-three percent said juveniles who commit violent crime should be treated as adults, but 66 percent favored disciplinary action over prison for first-time juvenile offenders committing violent crime.
 See Friday's editions of USA TODAY for complete poll results and related stories.
 The nationwide poll of 1,244 adults conducted Oct. 13-18, contains a margin of error plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.
 USA TODAY is the country's only national, daily, general-interest newspaper. It is printed via satellite at 32 locations across the United States and is available nationwide. USA TODAY's International Edition, printed in London, Switzerland and Hong Kong, is now available worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Steven Anderson, manager of media relations, of USA TODAY, 703-276-5872 (office) or 703-771-8042 (home)/


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