THE comments from Treasurer Tim Pallas in his Budget Speech this week that “Victoria is the safest it’s been in a decade” are simply untrue, says Shadow Minister for Police Edward O'Donohue.

Under Daniel Andrews, crime is up nearly 10%, with many of the serious crime categories are up by much more with common assault up 36.60%, aggravated robbery up 29.55%, aggravated burglary up 45.60%, while crime in Victoria’s prisons and youth justice facilities has increased by more than 130%.

The corrections crisis also continues under Daniel Andrews with recidivism stuck above 40% and key measures for offender work hours, prison service agreements and the rate of prisoner participation in education, all below target.

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The Budget confirms the clear choice that Victorians will have at the November election – more of the same soft on crime revolving door justice from Daniel Andrews, or a Mathew Guy Government that will get tough on crime.

A Liberal Nationals Government will back our police, reintroduce the Police in Schools program, establish Police Shopfronts, introduce a Public Sex Offenders Register and restore order to the corrections system.

 

 

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