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Teen Pleads Guilty For Fatal Stabbing Of Teen In Downtown Buffalo

A Niagara Falls teen has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing another teen in downtown Buffalo. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that a 19-year-old female pleaded guilty yesterday, January 5, 2022, before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan. The teen pleaded guilty to one count of First Degree Manslaughter. On May 29, 2020, at approximately 8:30 pm, the 19-year-old fatally stabbed a 17-year-old girl during a fight at the Ellicott Street bus station in downtown Buffalo. The victim, who was also from Niagara Falls, died from a stab wound to her chest. If the 19-year-old is sentenced as a youthful offender, she only faces a maximum of 4-years behind bars. She is currently free on previously posted bail.

Top 8 NY Counties With Most Violent Crimes Committed By Youth

New York State has seven indexes for violent crimes – murder, rape, robbery, motor vehicle theft, burglary, aggravated assault, and larceny. As much as we’d like to think that young people rarely commit violent crimes, the truth is, they do. In NYS, outside of New York City, which doesn’t report its juvenile crime statistics to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, there were 8,804 violent crimes perpetrated by youth offenders in 2020. The totals do not include crimes such as arson, possession of dangerous weapons, or simple assault. The data does include incidents that were reported, but where no charges were filed,

This data is not limited to court or formal arrest actions. Data includes both formal arrests and police contacts with juveniles where there is probable cause that an offense was committed but no formal charges were filed.

Youth offenders in New York are under the age of 18.

Here are the 8 counties and cities with the most violent crimes committed by youth:

8. Broome County/Binghamton – 103 Violent Crimes Total
7. Suffolk County/Brookhaven – 137 Violent Crimes Total
6. Albany County/ Albany- 165 Violent Crimes Total
5. Westchester County/Yonkers – 178 Violent Crimes Total
4. Monroe County/Rochester – 222 Violent Crimes Total
3. Nassau County/Hempstead – 275 Violent Crimes Total
2. Erie County/Buffalo – 341 Violent Crimes Total
1. Onondaga County/Syracuse – 440 Violent Crimes Total

Data provided by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services. Analyzed by Yasmin Young.

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