So a newspaper that actively promotes the Chav culture, a 'get yer tits out' attitude to women, is racist, sexist, homophobic, encourages people to 'throw sickies' when big football games are on etc etc has the cheek to have this S**t on its front page... Yob Britain By DAVID WOODING Whitehall Editor BRITAIN is in the grip of an âappallingâ teenage yob crimewave, Home Secretary Charles Clarke admitted yesterday. One in four boys between 14 and 17 is a serious or regular offender, a shock government report revealed. A hardcore of half a million young louts are to blame for rising street crime, owning up to offences ranging from burglary and drug-dealing to muggings and assault. Mr Clarke said the figures showed the need to crack down on young offenders and âhammer alcohol-related crimeâ. He added: âThis is an appalling statistic. Anybody who goes into any of our city centre streets on a Friday or Saturday night has to admit there is a major problem that must be addressed. We are focusing hard on tackling the number of young offenders. âWe must really hammer alcohol-related crime if we donât want to build a massive problem for the future. There is absolutely no doubt that this is a very serious issue, both for health and social reasons.â The alarming growth of Britainâs yob culture was laid bare in official crime figures published yesterday.