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C. In recent years, minors have increasingly been <br />victims of violent crime and the adoption and enforcement of a <br />curfew ordinance will tend to reverse this trend. <br />D. Curfew ordinances tend to reinforce parental <br />authority and supervision. <br />• Section 10.36.020. Definition. For the purpose of this <br />Chapter, any person under the age of eighteen (18) years shall be <br />deemed a minor. <br />ORDINANCE NO. 85 -20 <br />• <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 10.36 OF THE NEWPORT BEACH <br />MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO CURFEWS <br />The City Council does ordain as follows: <br />SECTION 1. Chapter 10.36 of the Newport Beach Municipal <br />Code is <br />hereby amended to read as follows: <br />Sections <br />10.36.010 Purpose and Intent <br />10.36.020 Definition <br />10.36.030 Curfew Hours <br />10.36.040 Enforcement <br />Section 10.36.010. Purpose and Intent. The City <br />Council <br />declares its purpose and intent in enacting this <br />ordinance <br />is as follows: <br />A. The ability to make reasoned judgments, resist peer <br />• <br />pressure <br />and understand the consequences of improper behavior <br />increase <br />with age, knowledge and experience, all of which are <br />likely to increase as a person grows older, and these factors <br />justify <br />the application of a curfew to minors, but not adults. <br />B. Juvenile crime, especially nighttime crime, has <br />increased <br />over the years and jurisdictions enforcing a nocturnal <br />juvenile <br />curfew have experienced a reduction in crime and non- <br />criminal <br />mischief. <br />C. In recent years, minors have increasingly been <br />victims of violent crime and the adoption and enforcement of a <br />curfew ordinance will tend to reverse this trend. <br />D. Curfew ordinances tend to reinforce parental <br />authority and supervision. <br />• Section 10.36.020. Definition. For the purpose of this <br />Chapter, any person under the age of eighteen (18) years shall be <br />deemed a minor. <br />