Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Immigrant gang crime on the increase

Gang crime committed by first and second generation immigrants has reached an unprecedented level, Danish police said this morning. Danish police are seeing gang members who are as young as 12 or 13 years of age, and more and more of them are carrying guns or knives. At the same time, the gangs have become more violent, and this development means that Danish juvenile pris-ons are currently overcrowded. Last year, these detention centres had to turn away 86 young offenders due to overcrowding, which is more than twice as many as the year before.


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