AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Violence against children and adolescents increased in 2016

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Caracas (Agenzia Fides) - In the annual analysis of the report Somos Noticia, relative to 2016, the NGO Centro Comunitario de Aprendizaje (Cecodap), highlighted alarming results. In the note sent to Fides, the general coordinator explained that in 2016 there was a 52% increase in violence against children and adolescents under 18 years of age, compared to 2015. The most significant data are the 1,150 murders of children , in particular teenagers. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 15/03/2017)