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Huge growth in crime for Kingston under Labor

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City of Kingston - Key figures from the Crime Statistics Agency

Crime increased by 16.8 % in the City of Kingston 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 9,521 to 11,117.

Theft up 15.6% from 3,400 to 3,931

Deception up 74.8% from 604 to 1056

Burglary/break and enter offences up 16.8% from 840 to 981

Robbery up 63.0% from 46 to 75

Sexual offences up 23.4% from 278 to 343

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 Kingston.

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

The huge increases in offences recorded over the past year are a cause for great concern to residents of Kingston.

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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