Justice and security » Criminal offences committed by juveniles: Crimal offences committed by juveniles by degree of offence

At the moment of committing crime person was underage (14–17 y.o.).

Juvenile – under 18-year-old person.

Criminal offence – an offence which is provided for in the Penal Code and the principal punishment prescribed for which in the case of natural persons is a pecuniary punishment or imprisonment and in the case of legal persons, a pecuniary punishment or compulsory dissolution.

1st degree offence – an offence the maximum punishment prescribed for which in the Penal Code is imprisonment for a term of more than five years, life imprisonment or compulsory dissolution (Criminal Code – imprisonment for a term exceeding eight years).

2nd degree offence – an offence the punishment prescribed for which in the Penal Code is imprisonment for a term of up to five years or a pecuniary punishment (Criminal Code – imprisonment for a term not exceeding eight years).

Unit: number

Disaggregated by: year, age group, degree of offence

Source: Ministry of Justice

Year
Age group (justice) Degree of criminal offence 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
14-17 1st degree 268 94 65 71 73 64 65 116 73
14-17 2nd degree 2837 1948 1723 1783 1734 1580 1277 1312 943