Posts Tagged ‘Youth crime’

Police ‘really struggling’ with youth crime in Christchurch

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Christchurch police officers are “really struggling” with the level of youth crime in the Garden City and feel “hamstrung” in their efforts to deal with the problem, the Police Association president says. Chris Cahill told Breakfast: “It’s a really significant issue. I just got a briefing from front line cops in Christchurch yesterday, and I’ve Read more

Revealed – the total number of ram raids last year

Monday, March 6th, 2023

The number of ram raids carried out has quadrupled in the space of just two years – and the majority of those caught were under the age of 18. In two years there has been a 465 percent increase in ram raids, and of those caught by police 70 percent were aged under 18. Data Read more

Ram-raids: a mix of excitement, notoriety, poverty and stress

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Youth agencies say the recent spate of youth-led ram-raids are fuelled by a mix of excitement, stress and social media notoriety. Oranga Tamariki says although overall youth crime has fallen 60 percent in the past 10 years, the recent spike in ram-raids is a problem. The agency’s Youth Justice Services director Ben Hannifin says they’re Read more