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New measures announced to combat youth crime and anti-social behaviour – 1News 23 June 2024

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Prime Minister Christopher Luxon announced new measures to address anti-social behaviour and youth crime, including deploying additional police officers in major cities and creating a new category for serious youth offenders. Police Commissioner Andrew Coster detailed the establishment of Community Beat Teams in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch to enhance police visibility. Children’s Minister Karen Chhour introduced the Young Serious Offender declaration to impose harsher penalties and support interventions for persistent young offenders.

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