Breaking the Cycle of Crime in Palmerston

The Northern Territory Government has a comprehensive plan to tackle youth crime in Palmerston.

NT Police and Territory Families have identified up to 20 young people at any given time who regularly commit property and other offences in Palmerston. Police have also confirmed that youth represent 73.1% of apprehensions for break-ins in Palmerston. Additionally around 80 young people are at risk, and beginning to disengage from education.

Breaking the Cycle of Youth Crime in Palmerston is a targeted three-pronged strategy to:

  1. Intervene with families before kids do the wrong thing
  2. Make sure there are consequences for those who have done the wrong thing
  3. Engage all young people in Palmerston to be part of a strong community

For more information, go to nt.gov.au/breakingthecycle