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In 2010, young people were responsible for 40 percent of all violent crimes in the District.
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In 2010, young people were responsible for 40 percent of all violent crimes in the District.

To many adults, it isn't always clear what pushes young people to commit crimes -- particularly violent crimes. In 2011, Kavitha Cardoza sought answers to just that question. She met two teens who've had brushes with the law to hear about their lives and why they've made the choices they made.

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