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Jakarta Post

NTB home to 12,000 street children

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 29 2012   /  10:39 am

(Kompas.com/Caroline Damanik)West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is ranked second in the country in terms of the highest number of street children after East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), according to the social service agency.

The two provinces have 12,764 and 12,937 street children respectively.

According to national data from 2010, the number of street children in Indonesia stood at 85,013, scattered across 33 provinces.

The 10 provinces with the highest numbers of street children were NTT with 12,937, NTB (12,764), Central Java (8,027), East Java (7,872), West Java (4,650), Central Sulawesi (4,636), Banten (3,902), West Sumatra (3,353), Maluku (2,899) and Lampung (2,799). The rest were found in other provinces in small numbers.

“The number of street children in NTB was quite high, even the second highest after NTT. We are currently verifying the data to find the exact figu...