Stepping up patrols in areas where youths congregate has led to less youth crime these school holidays, police say.
Senior Sergeant Warwick Burr said normally in the school holidays they were dealing with youth disorder, increased day-time burglaries and dishonesty offences involving young people but so far these school holidays there had been little to deal with.
"It hasn't been too bad. There is obviously an increase in activities involving youth and juvenile offences in the holidays because they have more opportunity when they aren't being supervised or there isn't a formal arrangement in place, like going to school ... we put extra resources into preventing opportunities for them to commit crimes," he said.
However, residents were reminded they needed to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to police.