Stats show Victoria's youth crime crisis is getting worse (20.09.2018)

Written on the 20 September 2018




Thursday 20 September 2018


Official statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency and the Youth Parole Board shows that Victoria's youth crime crisis continues to get worse under Daniel Andrews and his hapless minister, Jenny Mikakos.

Crime Statistics Agency data shows that the largest cohort of offenders for crimes against the person is 15-19 years of age.

Between 2017/18, 6,880 alleged incidents or 18 per day were committed by 15-19 year olds.

During the same period, the Youth Parole Board only recorded 613 remand orders for young offenders to be sent to Youth Justice Centres.

The Youth Parole Board Annual Report has also detailed that in 2017/18 more than 50% of young offender parolees breached their parole conditions.


Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Families and Children, Georgie Crozier

"These numbers don't lie even if Daniel Andrews does.

"Young criminal offenders between the age of 15 and 19 are hugely overrepresented in the crime statistics.

"Victoria's youth crime crisis started under Labor but it's going to take the election of a Liberal Nationals Government to fix it."



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