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25
Sep

CRIME IN CASEY SKYHIGH FOR FOUR YEARS UNDER LABOR

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Recently released Victorian Government crime statistics have once again revealed high crime rates across Victoria under the Andrews Labor Government. 

Under Daniel Andrews, crime in Victoria has risen by 10.4% since December 2014. In the City of Casey the rise has been even higher, with crime up 14.7% over the same period.

Criminal offences in the City of Casey 
December 2014 – 17,626
June 2018 – 20,209

Of particular concern, violent crime in the City of Casey has risen significantly over the past four years:  
  • Aggravated Robbery up 128%
  • Residential Aggravated Burglary up 67%
  • Sexual Offences up 43%
  • Assault Offences up 21%
Despite the constantly high rates of serious offending in Casey and across Victoria, figures supplied by The Police Association show there are now 190 fewer frontline police than there were in 2013. 

At the upcoming state election Victorians will have a choice of more of the same soft touch approach from Daniel Andrews and Labor or the Liberal Nationals’ plan including more frontline police; re-opening the police stations Daniel Andrews closed; mandatory sentencing for repeat violent offenders; a public sex offenders register for the ‘worst of the worst’; changes to concurrent sentences; tougher conditions for bail and a return to the principle that parole is a privilege and not a right.

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

Daniel Andrews wants Casey residents to believe there is no local crime problem, but the truth is that throughout his four years as Premier local crime has never been worse.

The state election will be a referendum on Labor’s weak on crime policies, which have allowed crime to spiral out of control in Victoria over the past four years. 

Growth areas like Casey need additional police resources, but Labor has comprehensively failed to deliver the extra frontline police needed to keep our expanding community safe.

Only the election of a Victorian Liberal Nationals Government will bring law and order back to our local community.  

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

Source of crime statistics:  Crime Statistics Agency – link here
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