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Britain’s youth ‘blighted by crime’

Daily Star:

Britain’s youth is increasingly affected by violent crime, depression, stress and drugs, a survey shows.

The poll of 1,000 16 to 24-year-olds shows they feel they are facing more personal and social problems than they were a year ago.

The survey was carried out for MTV and, the Star report, as a result “has launched” an online service for young people, or so the story says. I can’t find the service, and while I’m guessing it’ll be at http://www.mtvi.co.uk that domain currently needs a user name and password.

Same story in the Daily Mail:

Young people believe they are unhappier than ever before as crime, alcohol and drugs wreck their lives, according to a report.

Instead of enjoying their youth, many are in the depths of depression, the survey found.

They are under stress and terrified of being attacked in the street. Many have turned to drink and drugs in response.

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