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3 Criminal trial of juveniles
Table 4-2-2-8 shows the details of disposal of juveniles convicted in the ordinary first instance in the 5-year period from 1998 to 2002. The table also shows breakdown by type of offense for 2002.
By type of offense, bodily injury caused by negligence had the greatest share (25.0%), followed by Road Traffic Law violations (18.2%), bodily injury (17.8%), robbery (16.1%), and larceny (11.0%).
Table 4-2-2-8 Number of juveniles convicted in the ordinary first instance, by type of offense (1998-2002)
Juvenile case: A case for juvenile delinquents treated by a family court is called a "juvenile case."
In addition, (1) a suspected case for juveniles at a stage prior to referral to a family court, (2) a case that was referred from a family court to public prosecutor which is a suspected case for juveniles at a stage prior to institution of public prosecution to a criminal court, and (3) a case after institution of public prosecution are called "juvenile criminal cases."