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18 year old males most likely to offend



13 February 2012

Garner Clancey from the Sydney Institute of Criminology comments on new crime figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

According to the figures, Police took action against one-in-ten 18-year-old males in the year to July 2011, making them the single biggest problem group for law enforcement authorities.

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Clancey says most became caught up in public order offences such as offensive language and public drunkenness as they hit legal age and began drinking more and spending more time out after dark.
''They're out and about much more than any other time in their lives, they're on public transport and in licensed venues and they're often in groups so they're more likely to be drawn into the police's net,'' he asserts.
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