Queensland Tops Australia for Highest Rate of Youth Re-Offending

Queensland has topped the country as the state with the highest rate of repeat offenders within 12 months, according to new data released on Jan. 24.
The report, from the Productivity Commission, comes as authorities grapple with a youth crime wave that has swept up Queensland and the central Australian town of Alice Springs.
According to the figures, 56.8 percent of Queenslanders aged 10 to 16 were re-sentenced for new offences within 12 months of being released from supervision in 2019-20.
This was followed by Victoria (56.3 percent), Northern Territory (54.8), Tasmania (49.2), Western Australia (49.1), New South Wales (44.4), and South Australia (41.2). New South Wales is the most populous state in the country….

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