The rate of juvenile delinquency in the region has decreased by 4.5%
It was announced at the meeting of the Coordinating Council for Children. The meeting was attended by the Head of the Regional Service for Children Svitlana Yakimelina, heads of relevant departments, law enforcement agencies, and chaired by the Deputy Governor Ivan Kachur.
The first item of the agenda concerned crime prevention among children. Thus, according to the representative of the criminal police for children, during eight months of 2013, juvenile delinquency in the region has decreased by 4.5% compared to the same period in 2012 (273 offenses against 286). There was no increase in the number of hooliganism (7 vs. 11), robbery (14 vs. 25), assaults with intent of robbery (2 vs. 6), thefts of property (186 vs. 195). However, there is the increase in the number of car thefts (3 to 4). In general, there are 334 minors on the books of the criminal police for children.
During 9 months, the police conducted 383 preventive raids. As a result, 68 children were taken from the streets and 98 children were placed in an orphanage. Services for children at city executive committees and district states administrations have registered 962 children living in troubled families. The information about each child has been referred to the centers of social services for families, children and young people to consider providing social services to families where children are brought up.
Also, the participants of the meeting discussed the protection of rights of orphans and children deprived of parental care who are in family care, - the Press Center of the RSA reported.