More young suspects
In 2005, more than 3 percent of people aged between 12 and 25 were questioned by the police as crime suspects, as against 2 percent five years ago. Young adults (aged 18 to 25) were more often heard by the police than underage persons. Boys were more often heard by the police than girls, but the percentage of young female crime suspects is growing. In 2005, nearly one in six young suspects were girls, compared to one in eight in 2000.
Young people are also common crime victims. In 2006, four in ten young people (aged between 15 and 25) were crime victims; 30 percent occasionally felt unsafe in 2006.
Young suspects (aged between 12 and 25)