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.
School dropout, the cradle of delinquency
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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