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Nearly third of Native female teens involved in violence


Nearly a third of American Indian and Alaska Native teens were involved in serious fights or attacks in the past year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported.

Among Native girls and women aged 12 to 17, 29 percent were involved in a violent incident at school or work. That was higher than the national average of 26.7 percent.

The report was based on a survey of more than 33,000 girls and women.

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Study: 1 in 4 female teens involved in violence (AP 1/14)

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Press Release: National Survey Indicates One in Four Girls Aged 12-17 Were Involved in Serious Fights or Attacks in the Past Year | Violent Behaviors among Adolescent Females