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17
Dec

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

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City of Greater Dandenong - Key figures from the Crime Statistics Agency 


Crime is up 17.7% in the 12 months to 30 September 2015 in the City of Greater Dandenong

The total number of recorded offences for the year has risen from 16.008 to 18,840

Theft up 31.4% from 4,456 to 5,856

Burglary/break and enter offences up 22.3% from 1,319 to 1,614

Drug use or possession up 14.6% from 882 to 1011

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 Dandenong 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.

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