MOSCOW, June 23 (RAPSI) – In the last decade the number of Russian teenagers convicted of committing crimes has downed by more than three times, according to the statistics published on the website of the Supreme Court’s Justice Department.

According to the forensic statistics, over 56,000 minors aged from 14 to 17 were convicted in 2009 while in 2019 sentences were passed on 16,858 teens.

However, the number of convicts in the age of 14-15 reduced nearly fourfold during this 10-year period, from 21,600 to 5,400 persons.

There is also a drastic reduction of minors, who have committed crimes in a drunken state, from about 11,600 in 2009 to nearly 2,000 in 2019.