In 2010, young people were responsible for 40 percent of all violent crimes in the District.
Here in the District, heat often goes hand-in-hand with crime. And for young people with little to keep them busy during the summer months, staying out of trouble is often easier said than done. Kavitha Cardoza met with two young men who've had brushes with the law, to hear how they're trying to avoid mistakes of the past.
[Music: "Fever (Instrumental)" by Essence from Eccentric Soul 009: The Big Mack Label]