Decrease in Perpetrated Criminal Offences by Juveniles in Bosnia and Herzegovina


In 2019, Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina resolved 489 reports (charges) on perpetrated criminal offences for juvenile persons, which was 46 charges less or 8,6 % lower in comparison with the previous year. Out of the total number of reports (charges) on crimes committed by juveniles in 2019, by type of decision for 53,78 % of them complaints were dismissed, 6,54 % of preparatory procedure was terminated and for 39,67 % of the cases a proposal to impose sanctions was submitted.

In the same period, 126 decisions were made, which was 8 (decisions) more (commencement of new legislation). Out of the total number of reported juvenile persons 25,77 % were the accused juveniles. The total number of convicted juvenile persons is 116, which is 21 (convicted) juvenile more than the previous year, 22,11 %, according to the Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

There were 116 criminal sanctions imposed, out of which 93,97% were educational-correctional measures, and 6,03 % were juvenile imprisonment sentences.

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