GPS Trackers Still Not Handed Out To Townsville's Youth Crims

Despite 300 arrests


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The state government's GPS tracker system posted to be a 'Hail Mary' for curbing Townsville's youth crime crisis is under fire.

The Bulletin reports that the 12-month Electronic Monitory Device trial for 16 and 17-year-olds, has still not been fitted on a single crim across the state.

Only three juveniles have been considered as potential candidates for the EMD, despite local police arresting more than 300.

However, no juveniles were given a device due to network coverage issues.

An independent review of the GPS tracker system will take place in 2022. 

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Amber Lowther

20 August 2021

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