The Trust for the Study of Adolescence has published data on the
lives of young people in the UK showing a striking increase in the
numbers of young people in care and many more in custody.
More positively, the rate of teenage pregnancy has not increased
and there has been no significant rise in youth crime according to
the latest edition of the trust’s publication. The statistics cover
population, families, education, training and employment, physical
health, sexual health; mental health; and crime.
“This volume provides a rounded picture of adolescence today,”
said Dr John Coleman, the trust’s director.
– Key Data on Adolescence 2001; available from
The Trust for the Study of Adolescence, tel: 01273