The Bend Bulletin, 12/10/03 (Excerpted from the article “When Kids Kill”): According to FBI statistics, 9,017 girls younger than 18 were arrested in the United States in 2001 for serious violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The same year, police arrested 40,817 boys for those crimes. Roughly 40,000 girls were arrested in the nation for minor assaults in 2001. That compares with about 86,000 arrests of boys, FBI statistics state.
But when girls do break the law, (Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice director) Scanlon said, it’s for personal reasons. “We see girls who do things that aren’t them because they want to preserve [a] relationship,” she said. “So they do God-knows-what....Most of our girls have huge self-esteem issues. Huge.”
For parents, Scanlon advised frequent talks with girls. In the absence of a caring relationship, rules inspire rebellion in girls, she said....Especially disturbing is the age at which some girls today are becoming sexually involved....
[ “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontintent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God...”(2 Timothy:3:1-4).]