Crime has reduced to a 35-year low,” says Justice Minister, Amy Adams.
In a weekend announcement the Minister says the Justice Sector has continued to make progress against its Better Public Service targets with further decreases to the total crime rate and youth crime in the latest quarter.
"Since June 2011, the total crime rate has dropped 17 percent (1 percent reduction in the June quarter) and the youth crime rate has dropped 33 percent (4 percent reduction in the June quarter). Over the past three years, violent and youth crime have continued to fall dramatically” says Ms Adams, with crime at a 35-year low”.“
Hon. Amy Adams, Miniser of Justice
“While the sector has achieved much in reducing the total and youth crime rates, it must continue to work to protect our society’s most vulnerable individuals – primarily women and children – from family violence and abuse’. The Minister says agencies across the justice sector are focused on this task”.
Better Public Service targets – which use June 2011 crime levels as a baseline – are aiming for a 15 per cent reduction in the rate of total crime, a 20 per cent reduction in the rate of violent crime, a 25 per cent reduction in the rate of youth crime and a 25 per cent reduction in the rate of re-offending by 2017. Some targets have already been met: these will be reset.