Logan detectives from the Crime Reduction Unit have arrested 132 young people on 514 charges between July and September, as the district records a 25 per cent decrease in youth offending compared to the previous quarter.

The Logan District Crime Reduction team consists of investigators from the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and the Child Protection Investigation Unit (CPIU) that together are dedicated to investigating property crime offences such as car thefts and burglaries.

The CPIU detectives within the Crime Reduction Unit have primary responsibility for youth offenders and specifically focus on Serious Repeat Offenders.

From frontline enforcement, response and investigation to intervention and prevention initiatives such as the Youth Co-Responder Team, PCYC, School Based Police Officers, multi-agency panels and more, Logan police are partnering with agencies to tackle youth crime from every angle.

Between 1 July and 30 September, the Logan District recorded 604 offences involving young offenders down from 810 in the three-month period prior (April 1 to June 30).

With the Youth Co-Responder Team and frontline officers maintaining bail compliance checks, between the same periods Logan recorded a 25 per cent decrease in offences committed by young people on bail.

The number of individual youth offenders has also decreased from 336 to 282.

Logan District Detective Chief Inspector Mark White said these results are an example of police commitment to seek justice for victims.

“Every day and night detectives are targeting those serious repeat offenders, and these numbers demonstrate that what we’re doing is starting to work,” Detective Chief Inspector White said.

“We are implementing a wraparound response, making arrests, and conducting proactive patrols to disrupt offenders, and then engaging our partner agencies to ensure young people can be supported.

“While offence numbers fluctuate and the impact of new initiatives will need time to take effect, we want the community to know police are out there doing all we can to keep them safe.”

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