Youth crime

Are more first-time young offenders being recorded for serious crimes than in the past?

This fact sheet examines changes in the first recorded offences for young offenders over the last five years, including comparisons of offence types and seriousness. The publication can be found here.

 

Co-offending amongst young Victoria offenders in 2016

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 publication is available for download here.

 

Patterns of recorded offending behaviour amongst young Victorian offenders

A new research paper released today shows the trajectories of offending behaviour amongst a cohort of offenders born between April 1996 and March 2008, over the first 8 years of their offending. The publication is available to read and download here

 

What outcomes do police record for young alleged offenders in Victoria? 

This fact sheet provides information about the actions police took in response to the offences they recorded for young people over the past 12 months, for example, whether the offender was cautioned, arrested or summonsed. The publication is available for download here.

 

How has youth crime in Victoria changed over the past ten years? 

This short paper examines changes in the number of young offenders recorded over three two-year time periods (2007-2008, 2011-2012 and 2015-2016). It also includes information about changes in the number of incidents and the types of offences recorded for these cohorts. The publication can be found here.

 

Downward trend in the number of young offenders, 2006 to 2015

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has today released its first 'in fact' sheet, which looks at the downward trend in the number of unique alleged offenders under the age of 25 in Victoria.  Find the 'in fact' sheet here.