In Bavaria has decreased, the number of suspects among adolescents and young adults in the past ten years of constant. This is an essential result of the study “crime and victimisation of young people in Bayern to 2017”, presented by the Bavarian Landeskriminalamt (LKA) on Tuesday. The focus was on the suspects between the ages of eight and twenty years, were investigated for offences such as theft, robbery, assault, drug crime, and property damage.

Karin Truscheit

editor in the Department “Germany and the world”.

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in Particular, the number of suspects of young people (between 14 and 17 years of age) has reduced from 2008 to 2017 by around 36 percent. In the case of the Adolescents (18 to 20 years) decreased the number of suspects to about eight percent. For children (eight to 12 years) from 2008 to 2015, a notable reduction of more than 50 percent. However, the number of 2016 and 2017 increased slightly.

The year 2016, represents a total of an exception: Here, the values increased for all age groups in the short term. According to the LKA, the increase among young people and adolescents “with the strong in-migration may be related to movement”. So the migration appears, therefore, also in the case of a crime of violence as an influencing factor: From 2015 to 2016, the suspects, numbers have increased by 15 percent and around 20 percent significantly for a short time before you sat downward trend of the previous years of 2017.