Almost 31 percent out of 17.5 thousand crimes committed this year falls on youth. This was noted at the meeting dedicated to issues of targeted and systematic work with youth, creating decent conditions and providing employment for young people, held on July 4. 11 thousand out of 22 thousand persons who committed crimes are youth representatives, this indicator remains high especially in Andijan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Fergana regions and the city of Tashkent.
In Kashkadarya region, 70 percent of young people who committed crimes are non-studying and non-working youth. This figure in Andijan region is 57 percent, in Surkhandarya region – 43, in Jizzakh region – 42 percent.
Unfortunately, crime rates are not reduced not only among unorganized youth, but also among students of colleges and schools. Over the past period of this year, various crimes were committed by 371 students. In Syrdarya, Jizzakh, Namangan and Samarkand regions, the number of crimes among students of colleges has sharply increased. Crimes among schoolchildren are mainly accounted for Jizzakh, Navoi, Bukhara, Syrdarya, Fergana regions and the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
It is even more disturbing that in Khorezm, Andijan, Namangan, Kashkadarya and Tashkent regions, murders have been committed by minors.
Over the past period of this year, about 1,700 minors from other regions who were left without supervision were revealed in Tashkent, 500 of them are schoolchildren, and 670 students of colleges.
In this regard, the heads of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Public Education, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education were given instructions on developing concrete proposals aimed at improving work with youth, preventing neglect and lack of control, and sharply reducing crime.