The model gives a visual representation on the youth population of Bourke and the impact of crime rate, police and community funding towards the population. Additionally, the variables can be adjusted to see its overall effect on the youth population.
Total Youth Population in Bourke: 1000
(age group 16-24 years old)
60% of negatively influenced youth will become alienated and commit a crime.
70% of alienated youth who commit a crime will be arrested.
70% of youth arrested will be convicted and sent to youth detention
50% of youth arrested and not convicted will return to their former life of social disengagement.
30% of youth arrested will not be convicted and be rehabilitated
Police Expenditure: This variable in the model illustrates the police funding. It shows how increasing or decreasing the funding has an impact on youth detention and chances of going to rehabilitation.
Community Expenditure: The variable shows the impact of community programme over the youth population. The variable can be adjusted and shows a positive response to community expenditure and youth seeking help.
Crime Rate: The crime rate can be adjusted to a maximum of 30% increase for simulation purpose.
The various simulations shows that the crime rate decreases with a gradual increase in police and community funding. The youth seeking help from the community tends to have a positive behavioural change.