The rise comes follows an alarming 75.2% surge in sexual offences, a 23.2% rise in burglary, 21.3% hike in robbery, 18.8% increase in dangerous acts and a 18.2% surge in theft.
Crime in Kingston is up 17.8% 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 Kingston and Victoria under Labor.
“Labor takes Kingston for granted. Premier Andrews and local Labor MPs must stand up for the Kingston community and wage a war on crime rather than a war on CFA volunteers and cross-factional colleagues.