What’s the pandemic’s impact on youth criminality?

Youth criminality took a new dimension since the beginning of this year. There have been more cases with serious consequences nationwide. In particular, these terrible cases led to nationwide discussions and a very high media coverage. In this context, our MPs André Bauler and Claude Lamberty asked the responsible minister, among other things, if juvenile delinquency had changed with the pandemic.

« La délinquance juvénile a pris depuis le début de l’année une nouvelle dimension au vu des faits récents qui ont eu lieu à travers le pays. Ces derniers mois, un certain nombre de cas très malencontreux de délinquance juvénile ont d’ailleurs été fortement médiatisé et discutés.

Voilà pourquoi nous aimerions poser les questions suivantes à Monsieur le Ministre de la Sécurité intérieure :

  • Monsieur le Ministre peut-il dresser l’évolution récente du nombre de délits, voire de crimes en relation directe avec la délinquance juvénile ? De quel genre de délits ou de crimes s’agit-il ?
  • La qualité de la délinquance juvénile a-t-elle changé de manière tangible durant la pandémie ? 
  • Dans quelle mesure les réseaux sociaux contribuent-ils à renforcer le phénomène de la délinquance juvénile ? 
  • Quels programmes de prévention ont été récemment organisés en la matière ? Ces programmes seront-ils adaptés dans un futur proche afin de tenir compte des réalités nouvelles ?
  • De quelle manière les victimes de ces délits et crimes sont-elles prises en charge du point de vue psychologique ? »

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