The gang problem

The Herald reports:

Coster, speaking to media today, said police know gang members commit a large amount of the crime in New Zealand – 8 per cent of all violence and 18 per cent of serious violence.

That’s an astonishing level of violence from a group that is less than 0.2% of the population. They are over-represented in violent crimes by 4000% and in serious violent crimes by 9000%.

Yet Labour chose to fund them!

The National Gang Unit would be a dedicated, specialised gang unit of 25-30 people with ring-fenced staff of up to seven staff in every police district across the country.

If it reduces violent offending from gang members, it will be a success.

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