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2 Conditions of detention and characteristics of juvenile inmates
Trends in the number of new juvenile inmates (that is, juvenile inmates newly imprisoned following final judgments, including those aged 20 or over at the time of imprisonment;the same applies throughout this section)stood at 3,119 in 1951,as the age limit for the application of the Juvenile Law was revised upward from under 18 to under 20. The number has since shown a generally downward trend, with some fluctuations.
New juvenile inmates in 2000 numbered 50 (up from 39 in the previous year), including 2 females. Fig. III-36 shows the percent distribution of new juvenile inmates in 2000, by term of sentence. Of these, 49 inmates received indeterminate sentences.
By type of penalty, 46 inmates were sentenced to imprisonment with labor and4inmates were sentenced to imprisonment without labor (all of the 39 persons in the previous year were sentenced to imprisonment with labor).
By type of offense, of the 49 inmates who received indeterminate sentences, 48 committed penal code offenses, while the other 1 was imprisoned for special law offenses. The most common penal code offense was robbery resulting in death or bodily injury (10 inmates). This was followed by bodily injury resulting in death and professional negligence resulting in death or bodily injury (8 inmates), homicide (7 inmates), rape on the occasion of robbery or rape on the occasion of robbery resulting in death (4 inmates), larceny (4 inmates), and rape or rape resulting in death or bodily injury (3 inmates).