A new study from Edith Cowan University found out the reasons for youth burglaries, the most common offence on young people in the Children’s Court of Western Australia.

Participants of the study were between 11 and 17 years of age, and results show one fifth of the respondents committed the offence for stealing food.

Story published by RTRFM

Produced By: Fiona Bartholomaeus

Featured In Story: Dr Natalie Gately – Senior Lecturer of Criminology at Edith Cowan University and co-author of the report

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 10 November 2022