Vietnamese Refugees in Australia: Crime Rates of Minors and Youths in New South Wales
Australian Institute of Criminology, 1989
Posted: 27 Feb 2010 Last revised: 18 Jun 2018
Date Written: 1989
A study of patterns of offending by Vietnamese and non Vietnamese youth in New South Wales indicates a significantly lower crime rate for Vietnamese young people. This refutes the stereotype of Vietnamese youth as fodder for organised crime and youth gangs. Easteal speculates that cultural values from the homeland and a closely knit migrant community may be factors in keeping down criminal activity.
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