Maryland County's worst month in decades prompted teenage curfew.

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A county near Washington, DC, instituted a curfew for youngsters on Monday in reaction to an upsurge in violent crimes and a 30-year high in murders last month.

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Under-17s must be home or with an adult between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:59 p.m. and 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Curfew violations result in penalties.

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Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks stated there had been 350 carjackings this year, up from 91 in 2019.

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She said that the system is flawed because law enforcement officials continually hold the same youngsters at three in the morning on suspicion that they have breached the law.

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The county executive said, "These youngsters deserve accountability, not a hug." They must face the consequences of their deeds.

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The police determined that August was the most violent month in the region in over three decades after 24 people were slain in the county in Maryland.

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As a direct consequence of this, they made the decision to postpone the press conference that they had been organizing until the following month.

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