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Victoria police refuses to reveal how many young people tracked using secretive data tool

Fears young people from culturally diverse backgrounds are being disproportionately targeted

Victorian police say a secretive data tool that tracked youths and predicted the risk they would commit crime is not being widely used, amid fears it leads to young people from culturally…

  • Nino Bucci
  • The Guardian

The tool, which had been used in Dandenong and surrounding suburbs, was only revealed in interviews with police officers published earlier this year.

Between 2016 and 2018, police categorised young people as “youth network offenders” or “core youth network offenders”.

According to a…

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