Shadow Police Minister, Edward O’Donohue
The number of offences 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.
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.
Some of the most serious crimes are on the rise in Warrnambool because Labor is soft on crime.
Drug use and possession is up more than 100% in Warrnambool, burglary is up almost 20% and weapons and explosives offences have skyrocketed by 60%.
Daniel Andrews if failing to keep the community safe and local residents are paying the price.
Comments attributable to Roma Britnell, Liberal Member for South West Coast
Daniel Andrews’ soft touch on crime is putting the safety of the Warrnambool community at risk.
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