Slight Rise Reported in Juvenile Delinquency Among Jews in Canada

The number of Jewish juvenile delinquents convicted of all offenses in Canada has increased from 35 in 1950 to 89 in 1962, according to the results of a study made public here today. The total number of juvenile delinquents in Canada convicted of all offenses rose from 6,418 in 1950 to 16,608 in 1962.

The study was conducted by Louis Rosenberg, research director of the Canadian Jewish Congress. The percentage of Jewish juvenile delinquents among total juvenile delinquents convicted in Canada was two percent in 1931. Jewish children below the age of 16 in Canada famed 2. 6 percent of all children within that age group. In 1941, the percentage of Jewish children among convicted juvenile delinquents in Canada was half of one percent, while the percentage of Jewish children among all children of that age group in Canada was 2. 2 percent.

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