“Crime in the City of Knox has increased 18.30% under the Andrews Labor Government since they took office.” Ms Peulich said.
The rise follows a 152.54% rise in justice procedures offences, 141.80% rise in breaches of orders, 58.33% rise in the cultivation and manufacturing of drugs, 49.60% rise in drug use and possession, 53.71% rise in weapons and explosives offences, and a 26.83% rise in robbery, since the election of the Andrews Labor government.
“Daniel Andrews has abandoned community safety and presided over a 18.30% increase in crime in the City of Knox – this isn’t just a crime wave, it is a crime tsunami,” Ms Peulich said.
“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 that these figures are undeniable proof that crime is completely out of control in the City of Knox under Labor.
Additional comments attributable to Inga Peulich MLC:
“Daniel Andrews promised to smash the violent youth gangs running rampant across our state, but these statistics prove he hasn’t even made a dent,” Ms Peulich said.
“Knox’s crime tsunami is completely out of control and Daniel Andrews has no solutions to fix it.”
“The culture of lawlessness in the City of Knox under Daniel Andrews must end.”
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