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Fig. 4-2-2-4 shows the number of juvenile cases received by family courts for non-traffic offenses and road traffic violations in the last10years.
The number of juveniles received in2003increased for non-traffic cases,while it decreased in road traffic law violations cases.The total number decreased by10,684juveniles(down3.8%)to270,954.
Fig. 4-2-2-4Number of juvenile cases received by family courts(1994-2003)
Fig. 4-2-2-5Percent distribution of juvenile cases finally disposed by family courts(2003)Fig. 4-2-2-5 shows the final disposals of juvenile cases by family courts in2003(excluding professional negligence,unsafe driving resulting in death or injury,road traffic violations and status offenses).Dismissal without hearing had the largest share(over70%),followed by dismissal after hearing(nearly10%),protective measures such as probation and commitment to juvenile training school accounted for16.1%(see Appendix4-9).
Fig. 4-2-2-6 shows the final disposals of juvenile cases for homicide and robbery by family courts in2003.
For homicide,commitment to juvenile training school and referral to public prosecutors accounted for more than80%.Similarly,in the case of robbery,probation and commitment to juvenile training school exceeded80%.
Fig. 4-2-2-6Percent distribution of juveniles finally disposed by family courts for heinous offenses by type of disposal(2003)
Fig. 4-2-2-7 shows the disposal of status offenders by family courts in2003.In comparison with juvenile offenders(excluding those for professional negligence,unsafe driving resulting in death or injury,and road traffic violations),the percentages of both probation and commitment to juvenile training school etc.were higher in the case of status offenders.
Fig. 4-2-2-7Percent distribution of status offenders finally disposed by family courts by type of disposition(2003)