“Crime in Kingston has increased 7.9% in the last year under the Andrews Labor Government - this isn’t a crime wave, this is a crime tsunami,” Ms Peulich said.
The rise follows a 16.4% surge in assault, a 7.2% rise in robbery, 17.7% increase in burglary, a 15.3% jump in theft and a 8.7% increase in weapons offences.
“Under Daniel Andrews our justice system is in crisis due to weak sentencing, watered down bail laws, repeal of move on laws, cuts to frontline police and closure of police stations,” Ms Peulich said.
“These figures are undeniable proof that crime is completely out of control in Kingston under Labor.”
“Labor takes Kingston for granted and our community has become less safe under Daniel Andrews with home invasions, carjacking’s, drive-by shootings and gangs such as Apex running amok.”
“Rather than his government leaking against each other, they should instead be putting Victorians first and focused on fighting the criminals and violent youth gangs that are hurting Victorians.”
“Premier Andrews and local Labor MPs must stand up for the Kingston community and wage a war on crime rather than a war on CFA volunteers and cross-factional colleagues.”