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Juvenile offending What are the facts? (according to NSW Police and NSW Criminal Court data)

Sydney Institute of Criminology


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A Word of Warning

Recorded offenders

Recorded crime

Reported crime

All crime


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What the media reports…..

  • Young, female and leading a crime wave Daily Telegraph, 21 June 2008

  • Kid crime rampage Daily Telegraph, 30 June 2008

  • Police arrest 31 in teen gang crackdown SMH, 24 May 2009

  • Juvenile bail breaches rise SMH, 1 July 2009

  • Child criminals out of control Herald Sun, 9 May 2010

  • Juvenile crime wave Herald Sun, 10 May 2010


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The Plan…

  • 1. Long-term and more recent trends in juvenile offending

  • 2. Which offences are most commonly committed by juveniles?

  • 3. Characteristics of juvenile offenders

  • 4. Where are juveniles committing crime?

  • 5. How do the police proceed against juvenile offenders?

  • 6. How many juveniles go to criminal courts and for what types of offences?

  • 7. What penalties do the courts impose on juveniles?

  • 8. Juvenile reoffending rates









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Number and percentage of Indigenous and non-Indigenous juvenile offenders, July 00 to June 10

Number of juvenile offenders

Percentage of juvenile offenders


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Rate per 100,000 population for Indigenous and non-Indigenous juvenile offenders, July 00 to June 10


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Percentage of juvenile offenders by age, July 00 to June 10 non-Indigenous juvenile offenders, July 00 to June 10


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Where are juveniles offending? non-Indigenous juvenile offenders, July 00 to June 10



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Malicious Damage to Property premises types, July 09 to June 10


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Shop lifting premises types, July 09 to June 10


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Non domestic violence assault premises types, July 09 to June 10


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Break and enter premises types, July 09 to June 10


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How do police proceed against juvenile offenders? premises types, July 09 to June 10




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Juveniles in court 05 to June 10






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Percentage of adults and juveniles reconvicted of ANY offence within 15 years by offence



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What the media reports….. offence within 15 years by offence

  • Young, female and leading a crime wave Daily Telegraph, 21 June 2008

  • Kid crime rampage Daily Telegraph, 30 June 2008

  • Police arrest 31 in teen gang crackdown SMH, 24 May 2009

  • Juvenile bail breaches rise SMH, 1 July 2009

  • Child criminals out of control Herald Sun, 9 May 2010

  • Juvenile crime wave Herald Sun, 10 May 2010


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Summary offence within 15 years by offence

  • Over the longer term, police data indicates more juveniles are being proceeded against by police.

  • BUT over the shorter term, the number of juveniles being proceeded against by police is relatively stable.

  • The most common offences juveniles commit are transport offences, property damage, shoplifting, assault, breach bail and break and enter.

  • Juvenile offenders are mostly male, aged 15 – 17 years, and are non-Indigenous.

  • BUT the RATE of Indigenous juvenile offending is much higher than the non-Indigenous rate.


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Summary offence within 15 years by offence

  • Highest rates of juvenile offending –

    - Property damage: Far West, North Western region, Camden, …Sydney, Leichhardt

    - Shoplifting: Richmond Tweed, Parramatta, Sydney, Botany Bay, … … v …Burwood, Hurstville

    - Non dv assault: Campbelltown, Sydney, North Western region

    - Break and enter: North and North Western regions

  • In NSW courts in 2009, 9,374 juveniles appeared (for 21,952 charges) and over 80% were convicted.

  • Courts mostly impose fines, probation orders, bonds and cautions.

  • The proportion of offenders who reoffend is quite high, and this is especially so for juveniles.


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Questions? offence within 15 years by offence

Thanks

If you want to contact the Bureau, please email [email protected] or phone 9231 9190


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