Shadow Police Minister, Edward O’Donohue
The total number of offences in Victoria recorded 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 Ararat area has risen by more than 15 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 Louise Staley, Member for Ripon
Daniel Andrews can’t afford to go soft on crime.
Local residents are paying the price because Daniel Andrews has walked away from police numbers.
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