So far this year, kids have committed almost 10,500 crimes.
The far north, which covers the Cairns area, Cape York and the Torres Strait, recorded 4685 offences last year, the most of any police district in Queensland.
Brisbane’s North (3310) and South (3139) districts, Townsville (3119) and Logan (2919) also reported high rates of youth crime.
“There is an overall increase of about 1 per cent in total juvenile crime, which is frustrating for us,” Queensland Police Service Insp Garry Watts said.
There were about 20,000 property offences such as break-ins or vehicle thefts and about 2100 physical crimes including assaults and robberies.
Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said LNP policies such as the youth boot camps, naming and shaming juveniles, increasing detention rates and transferring 17-year-olds into adult prisons had failed and were being reviewed.