Shadow Police Minister, Edward O’Donohue

The total number of offences recorded in Victoria by police in the year to 31 December 2015 was 497,116. This is up 8.1% from 459,681 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Drug dealing and trafficking offences are up a shocking 17.7% from 4,498 to 5,292.

Weapons and explosive offences have been recorded at an alarming high, up 17.1% from 13,478 to 15,779.

Assault and related offences have risen by 4.2% from 37,687 to 39,255 recorded cases.

Theft offences are up 11.0% from 147,802 to 164,109

Comments from the Shadow Police Minister Edward O’Donohue

Under Daniel Andrews crime rates are up but police numbers are down.

Crime in the Casey area has risen by more than 19 per cent over the past year.

Victoria is now seeing crimes like drive by shootings, car jacking and home invasions that only a few years ago were nothing more than news reports from overseas or a scene from a Hollywood movie. These crimes are unacceptable and should never be tolerated.

Comments from Brad Battin, Member for Gembrook

The Casey- Cardinia area is one of Melbourne’s fastest growing growth corridors, Daniel Andrews’ can’t afford to turn his back on residents.

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