Shadow Police Minister, Edward O’Donohue


The 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.

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

Many police stations including Pakenham, Mooroolbark, Ashburton, Somerville, Greensborough, and Craigieburn have had to reduce their opening hours because of a lack of resources from Daniel Andrews.

Comments attributable to Shadow Police Minister Edward O’Donohue

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

Crime has skyrocketed by 9% along the Surf Coast under the Andrews Labor Government.

Daniel Andrews if failing to keep the community safe and local residents are paying the price.

Comment attributable to Richard Riordan, Liberal Member for Polwarth

Daniel Andrews’ soft touch approach to crime is jeopardising the safety of the local community.

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