Report: Murders by teens under 16 have risen by 600% compared to previous year

Report: Murders by teens under 16 have risen by 600% compared to previous year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cases where teens under 16 years old are being accused of robbing, raping and murdering innocent people are becoming more prominent.

Channel 9 has uncovered numbers that show the cases are becoming a real problem not only in our area, but all over the state.

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A North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation report states murders by teens under 16 have increased by 600 percent when compared to the previous year, and some critics said a new law that goes into effect soon could amplify the problem.

Watch the video above as Eyewitness News reporter Gina Esposito dives in the staggering numbers impacting communities across the state.

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