Reports show that more and more girls are getting into trouble with the law at a young age. Because of that, more women are serving time in jail or prison.
Juvenile crimes by girls are continuing to increase on a national level. Angelina County District Attorney Clyde Herrington says the courts are seeing the same trend on the local level, and he says there are many contributing factors.
Herrington said, "A lack of parental supervision. I think to some extent the break-up of the family unit. And I also think a lot of these kids are getting involved with drugs at younger ages."
Herrington says crimes women often commit include forgery, theft, and other non-violent crimes.