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Reported, accused and convicted adult and juvenile perpetrators of criminal offences


The crimes in the report are presented according to certain groups of crimes, based on the Classification of Crimes, which is derived and based on the Criminal Code of the Republic of Macedonia.

Adult perpetrators of crime

Under Adult perpetrators of a crime are considered persons who at the time of committing the crime had reached 18 years of age, and have committed the crime as: executor, accomplice, initiator or assistant.
Reported person is an adult perpetrator of a criminal offence against whom proceedings based on criminal charge and committal proceedings have been concluded. This conclusion is connected with the issuing of an order by which: the charge is rejected, the investigation is suspended or a charge has been applied.

Convicted person is an adult person recognized as responsible, against whom penal measures have been imposed. Those measures may be: imprisonment, fine, educational measures, court reprimand. It also includes persons who are convicted but no penal sentence has been imposed.

Juvenile perpetrators of crime

Juvenile perpetrator of a crime is a person who at the time of committing the criminal offence had reached the age of 14 but not yet 18, and has committed the crime as: executor, accomplice, initiator or assistant.

Younger juvenile is a person who at the time of committing the criminal offence had reached the age of 14 but not 16. This person may not be punished, but may only be given educational measures.

Older juvenile is a person who at the time of committing the criminal offence had reached the age of 16 but not 18. This person may be given educational measures, but may also be given correctional measures.



Last updated: 10.02.2011


   

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