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Homicides of minors on the increase in DR

In the country there have been 567 homicides of minors from 2014 to the first semester of this year, according to the Citizen Security Observation. The most recent cases were Fernelis CarriĆ³n and Emely Peguero, both 16 years old.

This data represents an average of 141 murders of minor per year, with 81% homicides of minors between 15 and 19 years old, and the worst year for numbers was in 2014 with 179 and the best year was last year with 146.

In the first half of this year, from January to June, there have been 74 homicides of minors, 64 of which were male.

According to data from the United Nation Fund for Infancy (Unicef) in Latin America and the Caribbean there are 100,000 to 200,000 people murdered each year of which 28% are victims aged between 10 and 19 years old.

The data goes on to say that more than 50% of the homicides against children less than 10 are committed by family members, 20% by family members in the cases of children between 10 and 14 and 5% for teenagers ages 15 to 19.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Sep 5, 2017

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