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 alarming highs- up 17.1% from 13,478 to 15,779.
Assault and related offences have risen to 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.
Local residents are paying the price because Daniel Andrews has walked away from making community safety a priority.
Crime in the Glen Eira area has risen by more than 21.36 per cent over the past year.
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