Argentina: nearly 50 percent of inmates under the age of 32

Posted on September 10, 2014 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime, Social Issues reported about 50 percent of prison inmates in the region are under 32-years-old and most of them have never been to school or dropped out during primary school, a report by University of Tres de Febrero revealed.

“Jails in Argentina and Latin America are populated by young people with low educational level and precarious jobs,” the report made by the Latin American Study Centre on Crime and Violence (CELIV) concluded.

The study — conducted through surveys with 1,033 sentenced inmates in Argentina and 6,000 inmates from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico and Peru — reveals the socio-economic profile of those in prison as well as crime patterns. Read Article

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