The rise follows a 43.71% increase in arson, 33.59% jump in public nuisance offences, 24.38% rise in robbery, 23.30% hike in deception, 21.27% increase in burglary / break and enter, 13.65% jump in theft and 10.28% rise in drug use and possession.
Quotes from Inga Peulich, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region
“Crime in the south-east has increased 12.60% in the last year under the Andrews Labor Government – this isn’t a crime wave, it's a crime tsunami.”
“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.”
“These figures show that crime is completely out of control in the south-east under Labor.”
Further Information Contact: Inga Peulich MLC (03) 9772 1366