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Huge growth in crime for Dandenong under Labor

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

Crime increased by 21.1% in the City of Greater Dandenong in first twelve months of the Andrews Government from December 2014 to December 2015.

The total number of recorded offences for the year has risen from 16,104 to 19,498.

Theft up 38.8% from 4,473 to 6,210

Deception up 23.5% from 956 to 1181

Burglary/break and enter offences up 13.4% from 1,416 to 1,606

Robbery up 24.0% from 129 to 160

Drug dealing and trafficking up 19.6% from 199 to 238

Cultivate or manufacture drugs up 97.6% from 41 to 81

Drug use or possession up 20.6% from 862 to 1040

Source:  Crime Statistics Agency – link here

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

Daniel Andrews first year has seen a massive 21.1% rise in crime across Greater Dandenong.

Labor has failed to provide any additional new police, despite local policing resources being stretched to breaking point.

The huge increases in property offences and drugs offences recorded over the past year are a cause for great concern to residents of Greater Dandenong.

Daniel Andrews soft touch approach to crime has been a failure in his own electorate and he needs to show some leadership to fix this crime crisis.

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