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Crime up in Casey as Daniel Andrews cuts police and closes stations

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Crime up in Casey as Daniel Andrews cuts police and closes stations

City of Casey - Key figures from the Crime Statistics Agency 

Crime is up 16.4% in the 12 months to 30 September 2015 in the City of Casey

The total number of recorded offences for the year has risen from 17,110 to 19,919

Theft up 20.6% from 5,528 to 6,669

Weapons and explosives offences up 55.1% from 486 to 754

Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour up 26.0% from 497 to 626

Sexual offences up 40.0% from 418 to 585

Drug use or possession up 25.0% from 720 to 900

Source:  Crime Statistics Agency – link here

Comments from the Gordon Rich-Phillips, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Crime is up under Daniel Andrews but police numbers are down and local streets are less safe than they were a year ago.

This year residents of Casey have experienced the biggest increase in crime so far this decade on Daniel Andrews watch.

Police resources are under pressure and stations are being closed to the public in the face of rising crime.

Stations including Endeavour Hills have had to reduce their opening hours because of a lack of resources from Daniel Andrews.

Media contact: Courtney Mann 9794 7667     courtney.mann@parliament.vic.gov.au

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