Abstract: The aim of this study is to analyse juvenile delinquency in Turkey for the year 2003.Data from 36.048 offence charged juveniles have been analysed with logistic regression using SPSS computer software. Among the study, 91.0% were male and 82.8% were between 14-18 years of age. About 64.4% were primary school educated and 62.8% committed a crime with others. Most of the offenders (90.5%) lived with their families and 88.6% were not using addictive substances. The most common crime type was theft followed by assault and battery . Among the offenders 71.0% had not been arrested previously. Drug use, illiteracy and male sex were found to be important risk factors for delinquent behaviour.
Nuran Bayram , Hans Nyquist and Nazan Bilgel , 2006. Juvenile Delinquency in Turkey: A Descriptive Study. The Social Sciences, 1: 256-263.