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Prosecutor’s office dealt with increasing number of crimes against children in 2013

CRIME against children is statistically increasing with nutrition malpractice as one of the most frequent crimes, according to report on activities of the prosecutor’s office in 2013 submitted to the parliament, the Pravda daily reported on October 7.

CRIME against children is statistically increasing with nutrition malpractice as one of the most frequent crimes, according to report on activities of the prosecutor’s office in 2013 submitted to the parliament, the Pravda daily reported on October 7.

The number of people accused of damaging young people's moral education increased to 1,712 in 2013, which is an almost 100 percent increase in comparison with 2010. A further 356 people were prosecuted for sexual abuse of children, 51 were prosecuted for child pornography and eight people for child abandonment, according to Pravda.

The reasons for the increasing number of crimes against children are: a higher divorce rate, or more frequent births of children into incomplete families, the report states.

A total of 57,675 people were suspected of committing a crime in Slovakia in 2013, which marks an increase of 634 people, or 1.11 percent, year-on-year, according to a report. Having these cases investigated by the police, the prosecutor offices decided to press charges against 35,328 people. According to the statistics, recidivists represented 23.21 percent of the people being prosecuted, according to the TASR newswire.

More crimes were investigated last year compared to 2012, with the Prosecutor-General’s Office reporting a drop of 1,028 year-on-year to 53,248 in such uninvestigated crimes. Out of the total of 53,899 suspects that were investigated by the police in 2013, 45,972 (85.29 percent) were adult men, compared to 7,927 (14.7 percent) women, and another 3,516 (6.52 percent) adolescents (under 18 years of age).

(Source: Pravda, TASR)

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