6 Sep 2022

Govt unveils 'better pathways' plan to curb youth crime

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 6 September 2022

Youth crime in Auckland has been rising in recent years, bucking the national trend. Ram raids and smash and grabs have been happening seemingly every night across the city, leaving a trail of business owners counting the costs.

In the last year crimes carried out by people under 13 jumped 24 percent in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Today the government unveiled its plan to curb youth crime with wraparound services.

Ram raid victims say they are waiting months for a fix because of material and worker shortages.

Our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro have the story.

Lisa Owen discusses the details with Police Minister Chris Hipkins.