Last year it was 525 persons under the age of 21 years in prison in Sweden. This is the highest number in a long time. In 2014, the number of 400, a report to the Swedish Radio.
The main explanation is probably the fact that the number of prisoners has increased overall. As the number of young people has not increased, but more may be sentenced to prison than was the case a few years ago. And then there will be more people over the age of 21. The young people are very brottsaktiva, " said Martin Lardén, executive director of the Correctional treatment program, on the radio.
The most common offences that young people are convicted of are drug-related offences, theft, violent crimes and break-ins.
" Especially robbery, is something that is associated with the youth, and even the theft of the vehicle. The rate of increase has been observed in the ungdomssidan is sexualbrottssidan. There are a number of young people who are convicted of sex crimes, " said Martin Lardén.
with 97 percent of young adults in prison are men.
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