Scottish youth getting happier

Most young people in Scotland are thriving but a significant
minority face hardship says a Scottish children’s

NCH Scotland reports that happiness among boys and girls
increased between 1994-2002. And more than nine out of 10 people in
Scotland rate the neighbourhood in which the live as very or fairly

The report also shows recorded youth crime is falling –
convictions for males under 21 fell by 23 per cent and for females
by 8 per cent between 1996-2000. Less than 1 per cent of young
people are persistent offenders.

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