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Resolutions to police apprehensions of 14–16 year olds, 2007 (1st of 2)

Resolutions to police apprehensions of 14–16 year olds, 2007

In 2007 more than a third of young offenders were dealt with by Police Youth Aid (alternative actions) while just over a quarter were prosecuted in the Youth Court. Police can issue warnings if they consider the offence relatively minor – a further quarter of offenders were dealt with this way in 2007.

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How to cite this page:

Gabrielle Maxwell, 'Youth offenders - Youth justice in the 1990s and 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/26603/resolutions-to-police-apprehensions-of-14-16-year-olds-2007 (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Gabrielle Maxwell, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017