YOUTH CRIME CRISIS: Reoffending rates on the rise

85% of serious repeat youth offenders reoffend within a year

Number of hardcore youth crims up 17% in one year

It’s time Premier Palaszczuk admits her promised “tough” new laws are, in fact, weak on crime.

New data reveals a staggering 85 per cent of hardcore youth criminals reoffend within a year.

This is a damning indictment of Labor’s failed laws.

The untouchables have proved Labor’s weak laws are allowing them to wreak havoc across the State.

Despite promising to get reoffenders down to just 5 per cent, the Government has allowed the numbers to blowout to three times that figure.

Hardcore youth criminals have grown from 374 to 449, in just one year.  That’s a 17 per cent increase.

It’s clear the Palaszczuk Government cares more about how things look than how things are.

They don’t have the solutions to the Queensland Youth Crime Crisis.

We always said we wouldn’t stand in the way of attempts to tackle youth crime, but the Palaszczuk Government’s tinkering of crime laws hasn’t made any difference.

This was only ever about relieving the media pressure, not about tackling the Queensland Youth Crime Crisis.

Queenslanders haven’t forgotten it was this Government that was still making changes to their laws just 15 minutes before announcing them.

It’s another example of their chaos and crisis.

The LNP has put solutions on the table to start tackling Queensland’s Youth Crime Crisis and we’re demanding the Premier start listening.

We need to create consequences for actions, unshackle the judiciary by removing detention as a last resort and deliver gold standard early intervention.

The 50,000 Queenslanders a year who are victimised by Labor’s weak laws deserve better than the chaos and crisis they’re getting from this Government.

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