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8News Investigates: Area Teenage Curfew Laws Examined

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - A major American city taking a drastic step to make streets safer finds instant and furious public backlash as Baltimore has re-initiated a teen curfew.
    
Many suggest a curfew" isn't the best--and certainly not the fairest--way to bring down youth crime?

In Baltimore, the new curfew requires those 13 and younger be indoors by 9. Those 14 to 16 can stay out until 10 on school nights, and 11 on the weekend and over the summer.

Kids found out on the streets can be picked up by police and taken to one of two recreational centers set up by the city until parents or guardians pick them up.

8News checked in with local officials on curfews in Central Virginia.

Richmond, Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Hanover county all follow state guidelines, which state youth under 18 should not be out alone between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Henrico County specifies that children 17 and under should be indoors between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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