Kowloon West Youth-Care Committee
With the engagement of the “Kowloon West Youth-Care Committee”, the overall youth crime rate in Kowloon West continued to drop over the years. The number of youngsters referred to the Juvenile Protection Section of Kowloon West for supervision through the Police Superintendent’s Discretion Scheme has declined year by year. There has been a drop in the number of recidivists from 88 in 2001 to 7 in 2016, representing a significant decrease of 93%.
In conclusion, the ‘Kowloon West Youth-Care Committee’ has rendered full support to the Police at different levels over the years in helping young people develop positive values, nurturing a sense of responsibility towards the community and civic-mindedness.