- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Fayetteville officials have dropped the idea of imposing a curfew on juveniles.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1xqN49h ) that after looking at two years of crime data, Police Chief Harold Medlock says a curfew wouldn’t do any good.

He says the numbers show that very few children younger than 16 are victims or charged with crimes committed after 11 p.m. He says the study did find more juveniles involved in in crime during daylight hours.

Mayor Nat Robertson had proposed the curfew last summer.

He says it’s a case of an idea looking good on paper but when the staff investigated, the numbers didn’t support it so it’s time to move on.


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