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Increased juvenile violence against the police in Oslo

Police reformPolice at work among the public .Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

In recent weeks, a number of violent episodes have been reported to the police in Oslo. Behind the violence are people down to the age of 14.


“My elected representatives report that there is an increasing problem that young people from 18 years of age turn to violence against the police” said Kristin Aga, head of the Oslo Police Association, to Dagbladet newspaper.

She showed, for example, on Wednesday, a female police officer was taken to hospital when she tried to stop a fight between pupils at Lambertseter youth school (ungdomsskole).

“When a 14-year-old attacks the police, it should be a signal that the whole community should stop and make some reflections. Then the threshold is broken and it does not help to prevent it anymore’’ said Aga.

The police officer asked parents to get involved.

“What we see is that there is an increasing tendency for delinquents to grow younger and younger, and then something must be lost somewhere” she said,adding that violence against the police, which is also committed by minors, must have consequences and follow up .


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