Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said a total of 31,973 cases were registered against juveniles in 2012 and 35,861 cases in 2013.

"As per available information, 52.8 percent (21,049 out of 39,822), 50.2 percent (21,860 out of 43,506) and 55.6 percent (26,809 out of 48,230) of juveniles belonging to families having annual income up to Rs 25,000, were apprehended during 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively," he said in reply to a written question.

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