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The worrying increase in juvenile delinquency

2022-09-28T18:24:12.324Z

According to a Senate report, the attacks on persons perpetrated by adolescents and young adults are at an all-time high.



A denial mixed with statistical sfumato.

While the Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti, insists that juvenile delinquency has not increased in France for ten years, the Senate fact-finding mission on juvenile delinquency, co-written by the law and culture, shatters this myth.

Indeed, according to the report of senators Céline Boulay-Espéronnier, Bernard Fialaire, Laurence Harribey and Muriel Jourda, not only is the phenomenon not weakening, but it is intensifying.

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By reconstructing the incomplete statistics of the Ministry of the Interior, the rapporteurs note that the attacks on persons perpetrated by minors have never been so numerous: the ministry notes that between 2016 and 2019

"the blows and injuries on people under 15-year-olds increased by 12.4%, sexual violence against adults by 42.8% and against minors by 28.3%”.

The statistics are down only for property crimes.

“How can you claim to fight against a phenomenon…

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Source: lefigaro

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