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Alarming Increase in Crime for the City of Monash

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City of Monash - Key figures from the Crime Statistics Agency

Crime has increased at an alarming rate in the City of Monash in just 2 years of the Andrews Government.

The total number of recorded offences from 2014 to 2016 has risen from 9,642 to 12,519 an increase of 29.8%.

  • Deception up 77.8% from 1,302 to 2,315
  • Arson up 57.9% from 38 to 60
  • Robbery up 33.3% from 99 to 132
  • Theft up 27.7% from 3,472 to 4,433
  • Assault and related offences up 27.0% from 596 to 757
  • Burglary/break and enter offences up 15.6% from 1,327 to 1,534

Source: Crime Statistics Agency – link here

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

Within just 2 years of the Andrews Government we have seen crime rates soaring across the City of Monash.

This crime trend has been able to escalate due to Daniel Andrews weakening bail laws, cutting frontline police numbers, closing police stations and turning youth justice into a revolving door.

Daniel Andrews needs to admit that he has made a mistake and stop denying there is a problem when the statistics clearly say otherwise.

We are caught in the grips of a crime crisis in the south east, and it is only going to get 
worse unless Daniel Andrews pulls his head out of the sand and gets tougher on crime.

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