In FebruaryTangentyere Council called an emergency meeting of Territory government, police and other stakeholders, to address concerns among Alice Springs typical sex offender profile in Palmerston camp residents, who were living in fear caused by alcohol abuse, violence and family feuding.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 's Youth justice in Australia —18 report showed that the rate of young people aged 10—17 under supervision orders was highest in the Northern Territory, at 59 per 10, compared with 10 in Victoriaand also for typical sex offender profile in Palmerston in detention 15 per 10,; Victoria, 2 per 10, Both victims and perpetrators are disproportionately represented in the per capita statistics and a high proportion of the victims are women.
The rate per capita of young offenders was marginally higher than Western Australia and New South Walesat about 2.
Stephanie Bell, Director of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress said that there had been some positive changes brought about by government programs, but "the impact of years of neglect and failure of services and programs is now at a point where it is escalating beyond everyone's capacity, and we have to work collaboratively to address it".
The Australian. Figures show that for the 10 years preceding , the Northern Territory NT had a consistently higher per capita rate for homicide and manslaughter than other Australian states and territories, as well as a high level of assaults. See also: Juvenile detention in the Northern Territory.