Thursday, November 15, 2007

Child crime statistics revealed

Children as immature as two old age old have got been caught engaged in criminal activities in the past year.

Figures across Scotland have got got shown tons of children under the age of eight have been stopped by police force between March 2006 and April 2007.

In Strathclyde, a sum of 48 children were establish committing offenses - including one aged just two.

Ten such as incidents were dealt with in Dumfries and Galloway - including two four-year-olds engaged in vandalism.

Ch Supt Toilet Jackson Pollock of Strathclyde Police said jobs with children aged seven and under were few and far between.

It is dissatisfactory that anyone perpetrates any offense but can be more than distressing when it is person so young

Insp Chris Hope

He said that although a law-breaking study was generated, no law-breaking could be committed by person under eight because they are considered to be too immature to state right from wrong.

"Moreover, in relation to number detected crime, the sum attributable to children under eight old age of age compares to only 0.036% of all law-breakings and offenses detected," he said.

"The huge bulk of law-breaking is, of course, committed by adults."

Insp Chris Hope, from Dumfries and Galloway Police, confirmed it had dealt with 10 children under eight in the past year.

However, he said the tendency for such as incidents was declining.

"The figs mirror the former year, which showed a 33% decrease from 2004/05 figures," he said.

"It is dissatisfactory that anyone perpetrates any offense but can be more than distressing when it is person so young.

"The military unit policy for all immature wrongdoers is to guarantee that the appropriate support is available to them and their families."

'Take responsibility'

A Scots Government interpreter said it was determined to halt immature people getting involved in crime.

"Tackling a job like this agency getting at the root causes of law-breakings - especially drink, drugs and deprivation," he said.

"We desire to give immature people more opportunities, a spot of self-esteem, and for them to larn to take duty for their actions.

"Clearly that also necessitates parents to admit their duties to learn immature people right from wrong."

He said the authorities was committed to achieving this by support a scope of undertakings promoting positive parenting.

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