in Auckland, Waikato over recent months
Hundreds of people have been arrested, with thousands of charges laid for youth offending in Auckland and Waikato over recent months.
In a statement, police said 205 people have been arrested a total of 307 times for ram-raid and smash-and-grab style offending in the Waikato, with some of those apprehended being repeat offenders.
"Overall, those charged are facing, or have faced, a total of 1229 charges filed in the Youth Court," police said.
The arrests and charges are from February 1 to the end of September.