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Foreigner crime in focus. Oslo police say they are ‘extremely concerned’ about crime rates amongst homeless underage foreign minors in the capital. 91 persons from 26 countries were convicted for 209 misdemeanours in 2011, official figures indicate. Included on the list offences committed by this group, comprised of homeless asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, are threats, thefts, violence, drugs crimes, and Immigration Act breaches.  18 of the 91 homeless repeat offenders were boys aged between 15 and 17 who committed crimes in a period ranging from days to months, according to police.

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Foreigner crime in focus

Published on Tuesday, 29th May, 2012 at 10:19 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Oslo police say they are ‘extremely concerned’ about crime rates amongst homeless underage foreign minors in the capital.

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Norwegian police uniform close-up
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Repeat offenders

91 persons from 26 countries were convicted for 209 misdemeanours in 2011, official figures indicate. Included on the list offences committed by this group, comprised of homeless asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, are threats, thefts, violence, drugs crimes, and Immigration Act breaches. 

18 of the 91 homeless repeat offenders were boys aged between 15 and 17 who committed crimes in a period ranging from days to months, according to police.

Whilst officers state many of these minors come from Romania, Algeria, Russia, and Libya, they add not all nationalities and ages are completely definite due to the time it takes to verify these.

“This group of youths is heavily represented among those who commit crimes in the centre of the city,” Oslo police senior advisor Christina Hofseth tells Aftenposten. “We know too little about this diverse group of young offenders with no address in Norway, but are particularly concerned about those who have committed multiple offences.”

Welfare

Officers also have little firm idea as to how long they have been in Oslo or whether they have undertaken any domestic or European travel. 

Christina Hofseth declares this makes it difficult to ensure they receive proper care and help “if they stay in Oslo without a residential connection or live more of a roving life.”

Moreover, police say there is a large group of underage offenders that are registered at an address outside Oslo, but who commit crimes in the city centre. It is also often difficult to verify whether or for how long they live there, as well as what type of care they receive. 17 of 42 repeat offenders included in this group have no Norwegian ID number.

“This gives grounds for concern, and we see a need for further investigation,” she concludes.



Published on Tuesday, 29th May, 2012 at 10:19 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: oslocrime, underagecrimenorway, foreignercrime.





  
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