Violent youths are a problem in Malaga

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YOUTH CRIME: Most common is that of harming others.

IN spite of multiple educational campaigns, domestic violence has been reported as the second most common crime committed by youths in Malaga Province.

A report from the Regional Prosecution Department on crimes and offences by minors revealed that domestic violence still makes up a worryingly large amount of charges with 196 reported last year and 249 in 2013.

Malaga, the report revealed, was also the Andalucian province that saw the most minors involved in murder or manslaughter cases last year with four accused compared to just one in Sevilla, Huelva or Granada.

The most common offence for under 18’s to commit was that of harming others, which was the charge in 490 of the 1,283 juvenile delinquency cases reported.

Public Prosecutors have called for changes to the law to allow youths under the age of 14 to be punished for serious crimes as delinquents get younger.

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