How Facebook, Instagram and Netflix could be helping to reduce youth crime

A decline in youth crime in New South Wales could be down to the popularity of social media and video streaming services, according to research from the Australian National University.

The ANU looked at NSW Police data of crime rates for young people who were born in 1984, compared to those born in 1994.

It found the proportion of the population who had come into contact with the criminal justice system had halved.

Criminologist Jason Payne said the decline could be down to young people changing their habits.

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