Co-offending amongst young Victorian offenders in 2016

20 July 2017

This fact sheet provides information about young offenders who offend with one or more other people over the past 12 months, including data on demographics and offence types.

The key findings of the analysis are that:

  • In 2007, 62.6% of young offenders were recorded as offending with at least one other person. This has decreased to 56.1% in 2016.
  • Almost all young co-offenders (70.7%) only offend with other young people. 
  • Young co-offenders are more likely to be male, aged between 10 and 12 years and reside in the 30% most disadvantaged postcodes in Victoria. 
  • Robbery was the offence type most likely to involve young co-offenders, with 61.3% of robbery offences committed by young offenders involving at least one other person.

Proportion of young co-offenders by age group of those they offended with, 2016


Crime Statistics Agency
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