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Youth council reveals alarming safety concerns

Posted: Friday, Nov 16th, 2012

Members of the Watsonville Youth City Council prepare for the start of their first public meeting Thursday night. (Photo by Erik Chalhoub/Register-Pajaronian).

WATSONVILLE About 50 percent of Watsonville teenagers would not report a crime in progress, according to a survey of 723 high school students conducted by the Watsonville Youth City Council.

The numbers were revealed during the youth council's first public meeting Thursday night. The crime question was one of 27 questions that were asked as part of the Watsonville Youth Safety Survey.

"It was very surprising that 50 percent would actually ignore a crime being performed," said councilmember Selena Corona, a student at Watsonville High School.

The schools surveyed included Watsonville, Pajaro Valley and Renaissance high schools, Ceiba College Preparatory Academy and home school students.

"This is staggering data and we don't see why we can't change that," said Mayor Dulce Sixtos, a sophomore at Ceiba.

The survey also asked teens how safe they feel at certain places within the city, such as Ramsay Park and the city plaza, at night and day. As the council expected, the students felt safer in the day than night, with only 28 percent feeling safe at night in the plaza and 31 percent at Callaghan Park.

For the complete article see the 11-17-2012 issue.

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