More than 2000 hard-core young criminals have cost Queenslanders more than $130 million in the past decade reports The Courier Mail.

The cost of youth crime is exposed in a report by Dr Troy Allard, Ms April Chrzanowski and Professor Anna Stewart.

Lecturer Dr Troy Allard oversaw the project which found that there was a small group of offenders who committed a large proportion of offences and accounted for a large proportion of costs. Many of these offenders came from regional and remote locations which had higher levels of disadvantage. The findings highlight the need for evidence-based interventions to address the root causes of crime.

Published by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with Griffith University, the report tracks more than 14,000 children born in 1990 who had contact with the justice system between the ages of 10 and 20. It provides the most empirical examination of juvenile delinquency in Queensland.


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Report finds more than 2000 young criminals cost Queensland $130 million in past decade, The Courier Mail.
Targeting crime prevention to reduce offending: Identifying communities that generate chronic and costly offenders by Troy Allard, April Chrzanowski and Anna Stewart, Australian Institute of Criminology.