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Crime up 20 percent under Daniel Andrews

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Crime Statistics Agency has today reported Victoria’s latest crime figures. In the year to 31 December 2016, offences that were up included:

  • Crime is up 10.2% overall
  • Assaults have spiked 11.8%
  • Robberies have increased 24.4%
  • Theft offences are up 15.8%
  • Break and enter is up 10.1%
  • Justice procedures are up 51.6%


Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Community Safety Edward O’Donohue

The crime tsunami engulfing Victoria continues with the number of offences up another 10.2%.

Daniel Andrews has abandoned community safety and presided over a 20.1% increase in the number of offences in Victoria.

The justice system in Victoria is in crisis because Daniel Andrews weakened bail laws, weakened sentencing, removed move on powers from police, closed police stations and cut frontline police numbers. 

One year ago this week, Daniel Andrews promised to smash the violent youth gangs running rampant across our state, but these statistics prove he hasn’t even made a dent.

Despite a 51.6% increase in justice procedures, such as bail and order breaches and repeated warnings including the Bourke St tragedy, Daniel Andrews has failed to toughen bail.

Victoria’s crime tsunami is completely out of control and Daniel Andrews has no solutions to fix it.