"The recent barnrån has stirred up strong emotions."
"But felt kriminologen Jerzy Sarnecki believes that the crime rate among young people, on the contrary, is on the way down."
"– Seen to the average of our young people are more law-abiding than in the past, " he says."
"The many robberies can instead be explained by a small number of young people committing multiple crimes in a short time."
"– this type of bunch of popping up now and then at different locations and commit as many crimes. It drives up the statistics, " he says."
"Jerzy Sarnecki points out, however, that a rapid intervention from the community is crucial to juvenile delinquency should not get the mount. "
" It is important to quickly put a stop to it, both for the victim's and the perpetrator's sake."
"Many adults have reacted with dismay at the ungdomsgängens roughness. What the driver really a young person to resort to so aggressively violence and direct threats against peers of the same age or younger?"
"Jerzy Sarnecki point out mainly four factors. "
"– It is the excitement, the community area and of course also economic values. A mobile phone can be worth a lot. But also the power and humiliation are important parts of it here. It becomes a kind of advanced bullying, " he says."
"In some cases, robberies gateway to larger crime, but the outcome varies, says Jerzy Sarnecki. "
"– That young children commit robbery, gives no good forecasts, even if not everyone goes on to the heavier crime."
"Socio-economic factors and a childhood without the parental controls come into play, but does not explain the whole picture, says Jerzy Sarnecki."
" It's not always the case that things go badly in school or that come from socially disadvantaged areas, even if it is significantly over-represented in the statistics."
"What then is the solution? Most importantly is that society quickly responds and shows that behavior is not okay, says Sarnecki."
"– There must be a reaction. For older youngsters is to determine the reaction of the court, among younger people need the social services to react, " he says and continues:"
"– One of the greatest rewards for the perpetrators, is the humiliation, something that can give cause for revenge. Therefore, it is essential to stop the development. Otherwise, today's victims become tomorrow's robber."
"What should you think about as a parent?"
"– To not expose the children to risks and to provide them with expensive things. Talk with the kids about the risks that exist, " says Jerzy Sarnecki."