Youth offending down

The Youth Justice Indicators Summary report shows that actually youth offending has been dropping under the last Government. It compares 2009/10 to 2016/17. The findings are:

  • Child (10 to 13) offending rate down 59%
  • Youth (14 to 16) offending rate down 63%
  • Pasifika youth offending rate down 61%
  • Maori youth offending rate down 59%

This is very encouraging as if someone starts offending as a child or youth, they are far more likely to keep offending and end up in prison.

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