“Crime in Kingston is up an alarming 17.7% since the Andrews Labor Government came to power, thanks to Labor’s soft on crime approach, soft sentencing and police cuts. Premier Andrews needs to take immediate action.
Victoria’s official crime statistics reveal a 17.7% jump in crime in Kingston from December 2014 to December 2015 with March statistics to be released mid-June.
The statistics also reveal that weapons offences in Kingston have jumped 10.9% in the same period.
By comparison Kingston’s crime rate fell by 0.04% in 2014 under the Coalition.
“The Police force is doing its best but need more resources and appropriate sentencing,” Ms Peulich said.
“Labor is soft on crime and this is reflected in the surge in crime.
Victoria’s full crime statistics can be found at crimestatistics.vic.gov.au.