Violent crimes committed by teenage girls have surged in NSW

Source: Daily Mail

VIOLENT crimes committed by teenage girls have surged in NSW, with a 36 per cent increase in the past decade.

Packs of girls, with members as young as 13, are mirroring the territorial behaviour of teenage boys and becoming involved in stabbings, bashings and robberies with frightening regularity.

Youth workers are blaming everything from a lack of female-specific support services to reality television for the rise in crime committed by young females.

Police admit operations targeting anti-social youths would benefit from more gender research.

In the past two weeks there has been a string of incidents involving teenage girls, including the January 3 arrest of a 13-year-old who allegedly stabbed a taxi driver.

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