Police privacy claims conceal what might be the innocent truth about tiny tot sex offenders

March 15, 2010

Alf expects a great deal of shrieking and gnashing of teeth this morning as hordes of harpies and their neutered husbands react to news that a 5-year-old and two 6-year-old boys were apprehended by police for sexual assault last year.

Alf is much more bothered by the news that –

They were among 716 children aged under nine who were reprimanded in the 2008/09 financial year for offences from unlawfully taking a bicycle and possession of cannabis to threatening to kill and assault with a weapon.

That number attests to a great deal of child crime in the community, although the numbers are reported to be about half those of a decade ago.
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