Chandigarh sees sharp decline in crime by juveniles

Chandigarh sees sharp decline in crime by juveniles

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Chandigarh, September 16

Crime committed by juveniles witnessed a sharp dip during 2020 in comparison to the previous two years. A total of 137 incidents involving juveniles were reported in 2018; 2019 witnessed 117 incidents; while only 50 incidents were reported last year, reveals a report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

According to the report, the juveniles were involved in heinous crimes such as murder, attempt to murder and rape. Two incidents of juveniles involved in murder and five of attempt to murder were reported. Juveniles were also involved in two rape cases, a case of attempt to rape and an incident of assault on a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty.

Eight cases of theft and seven of burglary involving juveniles were reported last year.

A total of 78 juveniles were apprehended during the year, of whom two were illiterate, 12 had studied up to primary, 58 between primary and matric and two between matric and high school. — TNS

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