Young people apprehended by police
In 2016, 2,627 young people aged 10-17 years were apprehended by police in South Australia, a decrease from 4,291 in 2011. The three most common reasons for apprehensions of young people included theft from retail premises, serious assault not resulting in injury and unlawful entry with intent/burglary.
The apprehension rate for all young people aged 10-17 years in 2017-18 was 237 per 10,000 population, a decrease from 276 per 10,000 population in 2011-12.
Onkaparinga and Playford local government areas had the highest number of apprehensions.