Crime doesn't stop behind bars (4.4.2018)
Written on the 4 April 2018
Wednesday 4 April 2018
Under Daniel Andrews, more than twice as many crimes are being committed in prisons than they were when he took office in 2014.
This data confirms what Victorians already know, our justice system is a shambles under Daniel Andrews.
Rising crime whilst in custody not only disrupts the management of the system, it's an enormous diversion of police resources from front line activities to fixing Daniel Andrews' mess.
Victorians want their police engaged with the community, solving and preventing crime, not playing back up jailers because the corrections and youth justice ministers are incapable of doing their jobs.
Attributable to Shadow Minister for Corrections, Edward O'Donohue:
"There should be consequences for any breaches by young offenders in youth justice, not more excuses like we keep getting from Daniel Andrews."
The below data from the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency shows the increase in criminal offences committed in Victorian justice centres including youth justice.