Cities keep enforcing curfews for teens, despite evidence they don’t stop crime

“For example, if we’re in a community that has 100,000 people the estimates are that there are only 30 to 40 that are carrying weapons and committing crimes. In a general deterrence theory, a curfew just doesn’t make sense. There’s no data or theory that really supports the approach,” said Paul Elam, CJRA Expert.