The age of criminal responsibility in the Russian Federation proposed to reduce to 12 years
The age of criminal responsibility for serious crimes has proposed to reduce in the state Duma. Initiated appropriate amendments to part 2 of article 20 of the criminal code made by the first Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on civil society development Ivan Sukharev.
According to him, in recent years, cases of crimes committed by juveniles, some of which are not subject to the UK because of their age, “allowing them to commit heinous crimes with little or no consequences”.
“The risk of liability for such crimes should be reduced. It should continue the decriminalization of minor articles,” explained the announcement in an interview with RT.
Changes to the law include violent crimes — murder, committed with special cruelty, rape and serious crimes of a terrorist nature.
According to the interior Ministry, from January to July 2017 in the Russian Federation are established and detained for committing criminal offences 23,242 thousand minors. Every other crime juveniles commit in the group.