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Juvenile Crime Dynamics in Russia

Ramilya R. Khasanova – Senior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crime at the age of 14–17 demonstrates stable decline since 2007 with insignificant growth posted in 2013 and 2015. The article analyses statistical indexes of juvenile crime including across regions. The structure of crimes committed by 14–17-years old shows high share of grave and especially grave offences. It also shows a significant proportion of recurrent crime (25%) and notable regional divide.

Key words:  juvenile crime, teenage crime, delinquent behavior, Russian regions, regional diversification.