"As per data collected from states and union territories, an increase of 50.6 percent -- from 25,601 cases in 2005 to 38,586 cases in 2014 -- in cases under total cognisable crimes registered against juvenile in conflict with law," Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in reply to a written question.

The cases include both IPC, Special and Local Laws. Chaudhary said the issue of crime by juveniles is mainly dealt through Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000 which provides for reformative care in case of children or juvenile in conflict with law.

"The Ministry of Women and Child Development is also implementing a centrally sponsored scheme, namely Integrated Child Protection Scheme, for rehabilitation and reintegration of children in difficult circumstances," he said.

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