Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that a teenager from Niagara Falls was sentenced to prison for fatally stabbing another teen. A 19-year-old female was sentenced on the morning of Thursday, April 28, 2022, before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan. The teen, who was 17 at the time she committed the murder was given youthful offender status. The female perpetrator pleaded guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree. Judge Eagan gave her an indeterminate sentence of 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison, which is the maximum sentence for an adolescent offender.
The teen fatally stabbed the teen victim on May 29, 2020, at approximately 8:30 pm, during a fight at the Ellicott Street bus station in downtown Buffalo. The 17-year-old female victim, also from Niagara Falls, died after suffering a deadly knife wound to her upper chest.
These 8 New York Counties Have Most Violent Young Criminals
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