Youthful offenders likely to get arrested in Hillsborough, cited in Pinellas


By Kristen Clark, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
September 14, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — Hillsborough County lags far behind Pinellas in the use of juvenile civil citations — an alternative that experts praise as a more effective and beneficial option to arrest for misdemeanor crimes, according to a new independent study released Wednesday.

Hillsborough used civil citations over arrests in only 32 percent of eligible cases for 2014-15. By comparison, Pinellas gave citations 82 percent of the time, the second highest rate in Florida…

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2016-11-25T19:29:16+00:00 Wednesday, September 14, 2016|

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