Theft

2006
By: Fagan, Patrick, Johnson, Kirk A., and Jonathan Butcher

Using data from both waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, these researchers find that the group with the smallest proportion of adolescents committing a theft of $50 or more is intact married families (13%). This group was followed by cohabiting natural parents (14.5%), never-married single parents (18.8%), divorced single parents (19%), stepfamilies (19.8%), and cohabiting natural mother with boyfriend (22.6%)

A portrait of family and religion in America: Key outcomes for the common good. Heritage Foundation:Washington, D.C.