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300 students commit crimes during school-end parties

Published : 05 Jun 2018, 02:59

Updated : 05 Jun 2018, 03:02

  DF Report

Photo Source: Helsinki Rescue Department (Pelastuslaitos HKI).

The police engaged in intensive monitoring of the consumption of intoxicants by youths during the end-of-summer-term weekend from 1 to 3 June 2018, said a press release.

During this exercise, the police destroyed around 1,060 litres of alcoholic beverages, of which 950 were beer, long drinks or cider, and the rest were wines and spirits. Over 1,320 litres of alcohol were destroyed last year.

Chief Superintendent Ari Järvenpää of the National Police Board said that about 300 children and young people committed crimes this year, which is about the same as last year.

Most of those who committed alcohol offences during the weekend were 15–17 years old, but there were also 49 youngsters under the age of 15.

“A comparison of the results reveals that the decrease of recent years in the number of child protection notifications seems to be continuing. There were clearly more than 1,000 cases between 2010 and 2013, but these have fallen over the last two years to 400 cases,” said Järvenpää.

During the intensified monitoring, the police filed 173 reports of an offence, summary penal orders, requests for fines or fixed petty fine orders related to the illegal possession and consumption of alcohol.

In addition, the police made 414 child welfare reports to the child welfare authorities. 55 offences involving the use of drugs were detected.