Nhan Dan – The incidence of crimes against children and juvenile delinquencies dropped over the last five years, heard a meeting yesterday held by Ministry of Public Security’s General Department of Crime Prevention and Control in the central coastal province of Thua Thien – Hue.
The meeting was organised to review five years of implementation of a project on preventing and controlling juvenile crimes and crimes against children during the 2006-2011 period, as well as to develop the 2012 National Target Programme on Child Protection.
Over the last five years, the number of cases of child abuse, murder and rape fell respectively by 93, 112, and 234, thanks to the active involvement of relevant ministries, agencies, localities and the entire community in crime prevention and control activities.
A wide range of solutions have been promoted to fight crimes against children and crimes perpetrated by young people, including disseminating information on crime prevention and control with a focus on creating co-ordination mechanisms between families and schools to provide education on juvenile crime prevention, and raising the public’s awareness on crimes against children.
The 2012 target programme on child protection will focus on proactively monitoring criminal activities against children and juvenile crimes, in addition to boosting crime prevention and control work to reduce the incidence of violence against children, including murder, sexual abuse, trafficking and kidnapping.
The programme also urged police forces to enhance international co-operation on combating the trafficking of women and children, increase patrols in hot spots and expand investigations to prevent and combat the crime.