The boy of 17 is now the No. 1 criminal of the U.S., for the first time in the records of FBI. While his older brothers are busy at war, he committed 27.7% more crimes last year.
FBI, analyzing its way through the 1,381,681 major crimes committed in the U.S. in 1943, had even sadder news about girl criminals. The number of under-21 girls arrested leaped 130.4% over 1941. Biggest jump was in the "V-girl" area of "amateur" prostitution and saloon-going, which FBI politely calls "offenses against public decency." But there was also a 30% increase in girl burglaries.
Other FBI findings: