The public crime statistics reveal that in 2014-15 there were 9,871 offences recorded in Monash compared to 9,447 in 2013-14, a 7.1% hike (424 offences) in just one year.
The rise comes on the back of an alarming 60.6% jump in weapons offences, a 36.3% rise in drug use, and 26.9% leap in stalking.
Despite Victoria's population growing by 100,000 people each year, the Andrews Labor Government went to the election without promising any extra police, and none have been included in the State Budget or four year forward estimates. The Coalition promised 750 extra police if it was returned.
The full statistics can be found at crimestatistics.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributed to Inga Peulich MLC, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region:
"These figures, particularly relating to weapons, drugs and stalking are extremely alarming."
"A 60.6% jump in weapons offences demands urgent action from the Andrews Labor Government which has been consumed by its own allegations of rorting and internal factional divisions."