Since 2004 the crime rate of minors, according to statistical data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, decreases in all territory of Ukraine. In the first half of the year 2009, in comparison with the similar period of last year, the total of the crimes committed by minors and with their participation, decreased by 26,2%.
The number of minors who committed crimes decreased by 14,2%. In the first half of the year 2009, in comparison with the similar period of last year, the total of minors who committed crimes, decreased on 1054 and made 6387 people (in 2008 - 7441 persons). From them the number of pupils of schools, gymnasiums, lyceums who committed crimes, decreased by 19,6%. The tendency to decrease is observed in the majority of areas of Ukraine. The best results - in Kharkov (-31%), Nikolaev (-26,9%), Zaporozhye (-22,6%) areas, and also in ARE the Crimea (-25,2%).
But, despite the general positive tendencies, the analysis of a condition of teenage crime testifies that the criminogenic situation in the nursery and the teenage environment remains quite difficult and disturbing. For example, in a number of areas the number of minors who committed crimes, increased: in Lvov - for 19,4%, Volynsk - for 13%, Chernigov - for 9,9%.