The rise comes follows a 53.46% jump in dangerous acts, a 50.91% rise in drug manufacture, 42.02% hike in theft, 32.04% increase in deception, 20% surge in public nuisance, a 19.38% jump in robbery, 18.12% increase in disorderly conduct and an alarming 16.67% jump in homicides.
Crime in Greater Dandenong is up 28.7% since the election of the Andrews Government in November 2014.
Labor’s cuts to police numbers and station hours, along with weaker bail laws are having a disastrous impact.
The full statistics can be found at www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributed to Inga Peulich MLC, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region:
“Crime is completely out of control in Greater Dandenong and Victoria under Labor.
“Labor takes Greater Dandenong for granted. Premier Andrews and local Labor MPs must stand up for the Greater Dandenong community and wage a war on crime rather than a war on CFA volunteers and cross-factional colleagues.