The week is young so I can't award a grander prize, but this is the dumbest stat I have seen today. The theme is the violence in Central America prompting unaccompanied minors to flee:
In Honduras, which is considered the most dangerous country in the world, poverty combines with the underlying danger on the streets caused by conflicts between rival gangs and the increasing presence of drug cartels. Being young in Honduras is a risk. According to the National Violence Observatory, more than half of homicide victims in that Central American country are younger than 30. Young people in Honduras have two options: either leave or stay behind and face death.
Hmm - an article about "why all those children are immigrating alone" leans on statistics about the homicide rate for those under 30? Whatever. Since the median age in Honduras is 22, we aren't shocked that a high proportion of homicide victims are under thirty. Nor are we shocked by the suggestion that young people, especially young males, are dangerous, mainly to each other - in the United States (median age of 37) we see from FBI Uniform Crime Statistics that nearly half (48%) of homicide victims in the much safer US were 29 or younger.
Hold the front page - being young anywhere is a risk.