The Department for Struggle with Kidnapping under the Azerbaijani Internal Affairs Ministry registered 13 facts related to kidnapping of children over the last 2 years, the press service of the Ministry told Trend.
23 people were made answerable. The number of teenagers, involved in crime or dangerous for society, decreased from 10% to 3%. If in previous years teenagers committed 1,100 crimes a year, now the figure dropped to 500.
Rafig Ramazanov, the head of the Central Department for Execution of Court Sentences, also mentioned this tendency. According to Ramazanov, if 342 teenagers were convicted in 2001, the figure comprises 236 at present. Only 45 of them were sentenced to strict penalty. 10% of teenagers, committed violations, are deprived of freedom, the rest part are subjected only to conditional sentence, Ramazanov stressed.