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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Youth Crime Rate Dropping 27% Since 2009

The province's youth crime rate experiencing a drastic drop in the past four years. 

The RCMP say it has gone down by 27% since 2009, when they put their Youth Intervention and Diversion Strategy in place. They say the strategy has resulted in a cultural shift in the way police officers deal with young people who come into contact with law enforcement. The strategy leading to more than 1700 youth being diverted away from the criminal justice system in the province. 

That information coming out of the police's recently released 2012-2013 annual report.