This complex system model visualizes relationships between the investment on police and community and the change of youth crime rate in Bourke, NSW.
Total number of youth population (aged 13 – 19 years old) in Bourke: 1,000
80% of Bourke youth population are assumed to behave negatively.
50% of alienated teenagers are assumed to breach of law or rules.
70% of alienated youth who breach of law or rules will be arrested by police.
60% of teenagers arrested are assumed to be convicted and detained.
40% of teenagers arrested are assumed not to be convicted and detained.
70% of teenagers detained are assumed to participate in juvenile community programs after being released.
70% of teenagers participated in community programs will rehabilitate.
Drugs & Alcohol, Domestic violence, Long-term unemployment
It can be seen that the number of alienated youth and the crime rate will decline over time when investing more on police and juvenile community programs.