SK called the age when teenagers are more likely to be victims of crime

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Minors were most often victims of crimes are teenagers 15-17 years, said on Tuesday the press service of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

For the first nine months of the current year the investigating bodies of the investigative Committee of Russia opened 15 492 criminal cases on crimes committed against minors. «11 675 persons recognized as victims, among them the age of the year 374 children, from one year to 5 years – 789, 6-10 years – 1647, 11-14 years – 3640, 15-17 years – 5225», — stated in the message Department.

The SC noted that criminal attacks over three quarters of the year killed 917 children.

«The Department understands how important a sensitive approach to the child who’s a victim or witness of violence. It is important not just to investigate the crime, but also to help the child to survive the tragedy and continue to live fully, without fear. Therefore, the management of SK of Russia, realising new challenges, decided on the establishment of Department staff of child psychologists,» — said in the message.

On Tuesday in Russia celebrate world children’s day, which was introduced in 1954 by the UN General Assembly as a day of world brotherhood and understanding of children. The date was not chosen by chance: November 20, adopted a Declaration and the Convention on the rights of the child.

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