AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Children under 15 years of age guilty of 2,936 crimes

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Caracas (Agenzia Fides) - In Caracas, the most violent city in the world, children at already eight years of age start killing. According to a research of Cecodap (non-governmental organization that defends human rights of children and adolescents), at least 2,936 teenagers under 17 years of age were involved in crimes in 2016. 34.47% in thefts and 8.11% in murders. According to a report of the Venezuelan Observatory (OVV) for Violence, 28 thousand 479 deaths were registered in 2016. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 28/03/2017)