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  6/20/2011, Sivan 18, 5771

Immigrant Teen Crime Declining but Relatively Bad


The crime rate among immigrant youths is twice as high as the rate among youth from veteran Israeli families, according to a report prepared by the Knesset Information and Research Center for a hearing by the Immigration and Absorption Committee.

The report said that the crime rate among immigrant youth declined from 22.4 percent in 2005 to 13.2 percent in 2010.