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Peak age of offending rises as teens turn from life of crime

The conviction rate for young men in Scotland has fallen by almost two-thirds in the space of a generation, according to new research.

The peak age of offending for men, which was 18 in the late 1980s, is now 23 according to the latest conviction figures. The peak age of offending for women has increased from 18 to 30. The findings suggest fewer young people are choosing a life of crime. 
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