Juveniles in Kuwait killed 114 in 30 years

Prosecution marks 40 years, issues digital bulletin

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The Public Prosecution issued a special digital bulletin marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Juvenile Prosecution. In the bulletin, the Public Prosecution explained that the number of cases it investigated over a period of 30 years amounted to 67,480, in which 107,693 defendants appeared before it. The crimes committed by minor boys amounted to 93.5 percent, and those committed by minor girls amounted to 6.5 percent. The total number of Kuwaitis among them is 61.6 percent, and the non-Kuwaitis is 38.4 percent.

The number of murders committed by juveniles in these 30 years is 114, and the number of murder attempts by juveniles is 109. The Public Prosecution said the Juvenile Prosecution was established pursuant to juvenile law No. 3/1983, followed by the Attorney General’s resolution No. 3/1983 regarding the establishment of the Juvenile Prosecution and for defining its authorities, to carry out the work entrusted to it of investigating, and prosecuting cases committed by delinquent minors. It continued to perform its duties in accordance with the developments of juvenile law No. 111/2015, as amended, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Juvenile Prosecution.

The Public Prosecution decided to issue a digital bulletin containing indicators of the most prominent crimes committed by the juvenile category during the period from 1993, which is the year when the Ministry of Justice adopted automatic coding of juvenile cases, to 2022. It believes that this digital bulletin could contribute to the efforts of specialists, academics, and researchers in the relevant legal and scientific fields to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the behavior of deviant minors, taking into account the temporary and realistic data and their reflection on that segment, in the hope of anticipating the features of the future and the optimal methods for some of its provisions in law No. 1/2017 to immunize children and protect them from delinquency.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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