Crime rate among under-15s drops

23-07-2007

A report published by the Supreme State Attorney's office says that the crime rate among youth under 15 years of age dropped by ten percent last year compared to 2005. The number of crimes committed by children was the lowest since 1989. The Supreme State Attorney's office says it therefore disagrees with the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 14 years. Police say children committed around 3,000 criminal offences last year.