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Crime > Age of criminal responsibility: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Peru 18 2014
=1 Colombia 18 2014
=1 Brazil 18 2014
=1 Argentina 18 2014
=5 Portugal 16 2014
=5 Belgium 16 2014
=5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 16 2014
=8 Finland 15 2014
=8 Czech Republic 15 2014
=8 Sweden 15 2014
=8 Philippines 15 2014
=8 Uzbekistan 15 2014
=8 Iceland 15 2014
=8 Egypt 15 2014
=8 Denmark 15 2014
=8 Norway 15 2014
=17 China 14 2014
=17 Ukraine 14 2014
=17 Vietnam 14 2014
=17 Russia 14 2014
=17 Romania 14 2014
=17 Estonia 14 2014
=17 Austria 14 2014
=17 Italy 14 2014
=17 Croatia 14 2014
=17 Germany 14 2014
=17 Slovenia 14 2014
=17 Spain 14 2014
=29 France 13 2014
=29 Algeria 13 2014
=31 Uganda 12 2014
=31 Ireland 12 2014
=31 Japan 12 2014
=31 Morocco 12 2014
=31 Canada 12 2014
=31 Netherlands 12 2014
=31 South Korea 12 2014
=31 Turkey 12 2014
=31 Israel 12 2014
=40 Australia 10 2014
=40 Nepal 10 2014
=40 South Africa 10 2014
=40 Thailand 10 2014
=40 Switzerland 10 2014
=45 Bangladesh 9 2014
=45 Iran 9 2014
=45 Ethiopia 9 2014
=48 Kenya 8 2014
=48 Indonesia 8 2014
=50 Nigeria 7 2014
=50 Sudan 7 2014
=50 Tanzania 7 2014
=50 Pakistan 7 2014
=50 Burma 7 2014
=50 Singapore 7 2014
=50 India 7 2014
=57 United States 6 2014
=57 Mexico 6 2014

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Age of criminal responsibility. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Wikipedia: Defense of infancy (Ages of criminal responsibility by country). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Age-of-criminal-responsibility

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