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Katie Woolf received the stats on Juvenile Crime from the Chief Minister's Office

Katie Woolf had a fiery chat with the Chief Minister Michael Gunner about the juvenile crime.  He didn’t have the stats with him on Monday so overnight his office sent through the following stats:

Operation Flinders:

  • ·         Up until the end of September 2019, of the 80 youths who have completed the Operation Flinders camp since 2017, 67 youths (83.75%) have not reoffended.

Victims’ Conferencing:

  • ·         The most recent data available is that of the 282 youth justice conferences that were convened:

-        233 (82.6%) offended once only, 49 (17.4%) re-offended, 5 (1.7%) re-offended more than twice.

Youth Diversion:

  • ·         In the last financial year, there was a total of 1729 youth apprehensions. Of these there were 808 individual youth diversions (youth justice conferences, verbal and written warnings and drug diversions).

The year before, victim’s conferencing was only 25.  There’s been 399 victims’ conference in 18-19.

The average daily number of youths in detention was 37 in 16-17, 39 in 17-18 and 35 in 18-19. 

Next month the Police Annual report will be tabled in parliament, with a lot more up to date information.

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