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Huge growth in crime for Casey under Labor

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City of Casey - Key figures from the Crime Statistics Agency

Crime increased by 19.3% in the City of Casey 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 17,512 to 20,884.

Theft up 23.7% from 5,668 to 7,014

Deception up 9.4% from 1,083 to 1,185

Burglary/break and enter offences up 28.6% from 1,681 to 2,161

Robbery up 92.4% from 79 to 152

Drug dealing and trafficking up 20.2% from 168 to 202

Cultivate or manufacture drugs up 15.1% from 93 to 107

Drug use or possession up 30.7% from 732 to 957

Sexual offences up 16.8% from 470 to 549

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 19.3% rise in crime across Casey.

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 Casey.

Daniel Andrews soft touch approach to crime has been a failure 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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