oa Article 40 - Sentenced and diversion statistics, 1999-2000

Volume 3 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 8 1998/99 to 1999/00. The number of children convicted for aggressive offences increased by nearly 4% from 30, 8% to 34, 3%. The number of children convicted for sexual offences also decreased by 2, 1%. Although the number of children in prison declined from 1997 to 1998, it increased again rapidly from 1998 to 1999 and by September 1999 there were 34, 3% more sentenced children in prison than in October of the previous year. It is especially 17-year-olds who showed the most substantial increase in real numbers. The only decrease was in the age group 7 - 13 years. The ..

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