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 recorded cases.
Theft offences are up 11.0% from 147,802 to 164,109
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 from the Shadow Police Minister Edward O’Donohue
Under Daniel Andrews crime rates are up but police numbers are down.
Crime has skyrocketed by more than 12% in the Geelong area under Daniel Andrews’ soft on crime policy.
Some of the most serious crimes are through the roof in Geelong on Daniel Andrews’ watch, including drug use and possession, up almost 20%, drug trafficking up almost 8% and assault up by 9%
Comments attributable to Andrew Katos, Liberal Member for South Barwon
Daniel Andrews’ soft on crime policy is having a disastrous effect on our community’s safety.
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