8News Daily Poll: Do you think youth violence is a problem in the Richmond area?

Richmond, VA (WRIC) — Richmond Police tell 8News they are seeing more teenagers committing violent crimes in the community.

“It is on the rise,” Captain Angela Greene with RPD said. “We are seeing a lot of younger individuals committing more violent acts than before. Again, I believe they’re just not quite sure how to resolve conflicts without the use of violence.”

8News has requested specific numbers from the RPD. They said it takes a few days to access their database and sort through the information. We will update this post when the data is provided.

“I believe they’re just not quite sure how to resolve conflicts without the use of violence.” –RPD Captain Angela Greene

Greene said that’s why Richmond police works closely with public schools to determine the root of the problem and deter in-school violence and arrests.

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