Crime is never acceptable.  And it’s frustrating to see young people turn to crime. Although youth crime has fallen 19% in two years, this success doesn’t mean National is going to relax our fight.  We can’t afford to, not while young people still offend, reoffend, and go on to enter our adult justice system. We have increased our Better Public Services target of reducing youth crime.

We are focused on how to keep lowering the crime rate, how to turn things around for kids who have committed crimes, and how we stop others from choosing a path to crime.

National aims to further reduce offending by young people over the next 10 years.

The Youth Crime Action Plan makes small, achievable changes at every stage of our world-leading youth justice system.