One in Three Will be Arrested by Age 23, Study Finds

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 6:43 PM EDT

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One in Three Will be Arrested by Age 23, Study Finds

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 6:43 PM EDT

According to a USA Today story, a new study published this week finds that nearly one out of three Americans will be arrested by the age of 23.

Data published in the medical journal Pediatrics shows that 30.2 percent of young Americans will be arrested by that age, according to the USA Today story. That's an increase of more than eight percent compared to a similar study done more than 40 years ago, according to the report.

Read the USA Today story HERE.