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What’s the Link Between Truancy and Delinquency?
Let's End Truancy (LET) - Arrested

82% of prisoners today are school dropouts

Students who drop out of school are more likely to end up in prison.


78% of prison inmates had truancy as the first entry on their arrest records.


Truants are targeted for recruitment by gangs.


Truants are found to be at greater risk for becoming involved with gangs, drugs, alcohol or violence.


67% of truants tested positive for drugs at the time they were detained.


57% of violent crimes committed by juveniles occur on school days.

Let's End Truancy (LET) - Prison


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It is the mission of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office to represent the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by: seeking the truth, protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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