Media Release

29 September 2017

O’Donohue: Violent crime continues to soar in Ivanhoe

Thursday 28 September 2017

Violent crime continues to soar in Ivanhoe

Since the election of Daniel Andrews crime is up across Victoria by 16.07%.

In the City of Banyule crime is up 11.8% since the election of Daniel Andrews.

In the City of Banyule since Daniel Andrews was elected:

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people increased 32%
  • Assault offences are up 7.5%
  • Theft from a retail store 21.6%
  • Motor vehicle theft has risen by 34.4%

The quarterly results show that violent crime continues to increase under Daniel Andrews.

In the year to 30 June 2017, homicide and related offences is up 9.9%, robbery is up 10.6%, dangerous and negligent acts is up 14.4%, sexual offences is up 6.6%, and assaults are up 4.2%.

This continued increase in rates of violent crime is compelling evidence that Daniel Andrews must adopt the Liberal Nationals mandatory sentencing policy.

These crime statistics on violent offences reflect the revolving door of soft justice and sentencing under Daniel Andrews.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Police, Ed O’Donohue:  

‘Victorians deserve and expect to feel safe in their own homes and suburbs without the fear of being attacked and physically harmed.

Daniel Andrews can’t fix the ongoing increase in serious crime by continuing to give repeat violent offenders a slap on the wrist.

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Ivanhoe, Monica Clark:

‘At the next election, Victorians will have a clear choice. Victorians will have a choice of more of the same soft touch approach by Daniel Andrews or the Liberals Nationals policy of a reformed sentencing regime, more police on the beat, and ensuring the rights of victims come first.

‘Anthony Carbines has stayed quiet on the issue of crime and public safety, he must fight for his community to ensure Daniel Andrews’ keeps Ivanhoe safe.