Crime rates (22.6.2017)

Written on the 23 June 2017

22 June 2017


Members statements 


GEORGIE CROZIER (Southern Metropolitan) -

Victorians awoke to the news this morning that four teenagers armed with knives had carjacked an Uber driver at a service station in Elwood, which is in my electorate of Southern Metropolitan Region. This is just symptomatic of what is going on right across the state, as shown by the latest crime statistics. We have got home invasions, carjackings, aggravated burglaries and violence increasing, which is totally unacceptable.

In my area, Southern Metropolitan Region, there are a number of local government areas, including Glen Eira, which has seen 45.16 per cent increase in total offences since the Andrews government came to power.

In Stonnington, it was 22.4 per cent; Boroondara, 26 per cent; Port Phillip, 12.4 per cent; Monash, 18.18 per cent; and Kingston, 21.98 per cent. These are symptomatic of what we are seeing in local government areas in communities and suburbs right across the state, and they demonstrate that Daniel Andrews has lost control of law and order. As I said earlier on in debate on my motion before the house, the top 10 postcodes that have had a huge change in this area include Malmsbury at number one, with a 176.58 per cent increase no wonder why, with what is happening there under Jenny Mikakos and Daniel Andrews and Parkville down at number nine, with a 78.56 per cent increase. This is symptomatic of the law and order crisis not only in youth justice but right across our community in so many areas.

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