“Crime in the City of Kingston has increased a shocking 18.55% under the Andrews Labor Government since they took office.” Ms Peulich said.
The rise follows a 128.95% rise in aggravated burglary, a 125% jump in property damage offences, a 112% rise in Obtain benefit by deception, 60.07% hike public nuisance offences, a 59.47% increase in motor vehicle theft and a 55.56% jump in transport regulation offences since the election of the Andrews Labor government.
“Daniel Andrews has abandoned community safety and presided over a 18.55% increase in crime in the City of Kingston – 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 Kingston under Labor.
“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.
“Kingston’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 Kingston under Daniel Andrews must end.”
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