Community leaders across the northwest say they are desperate for action on youth crime—and it is shaping up to be a key election issue for the Pilbara seat.
- Crime is shaping up to be a key election issue for the Pilbara seat
- Community leaders say youth crime is rampant
- Candidates for the seat are pushing more more police and wraparound services
In Newman a spate of car thefts, children roaming the street at night, and general anti-social behaviour spurred the Shire of East Pilbara to ask the government to intervene.
Shire President Lynn Craigie said youth crime was “rife.”