More young people suspected of committing serious crimes

Young people under the age of 18 are more and more often suspected of committing serious crimes, according to a new compilation of figures from news agency TT, Statistics Sweden and the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention.

Since the late '90s, young people are the suspects in twice as many robberies now. The number of drug crimes in which young people are suspects has quintupled, and the number of rape cases in which young people are suspects has more than octupled.

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