26 September 2023

Police effort pays off as youth crime falls

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The Government Statistician’s Office has revealed a decrease in the number of unique offenders, including youth offenders, and the number of offences committed.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the statistics from the report reinforced the incredible amount of work being performed by police across the State.

“The data from the latest crime report supports what we have been striving to achieve as an organisation,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“In the past two years, an extraordinary amount of work has been targeted towards youth crime, and we can see that reflected in the decrease in unique offenders.”

Minister for Police, Mark Ryan said any instance of criminal offending was unacceptable and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) was dedicated to not only apprehending offenders, but also supporting strategies and initiatives that prevented and disrupted crime.

“For every crime there is a victim and even one instance of crime is one too many. That’s why we never rest when to comes to addressing crime and youth crime,” Mr Ryan said.

“While the statistics may change over time, one thing that will never change is the relentless determination of the QPS to target those who would do harm to the community.”

He said the Government was supporting the QPS by delivering more than 2,000 extra police personnel.”

The Statistician’s report can be accessed at this PS News link.

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