Media Release

29 September 2016

O’Donohue: Police stations with reduced hours are crime hotspots

Thursday 29 September 2016

Police stations with reduced hours are crime hotspots

Background

The table below shows the crime statistics in areas where Daniel Andrews has closed or reduced the hours of police stations.

Police Stations Closed or Shut For Periods of Time
Suburb Postcode July 14 – June 15 July 15 – June 16 Difference
Ashburton 3147 808 1,228 52.0%
Burwood 3125 833 910 9.2%
Carrum Downs 3201 1,467 2,161 47.3%
Craigieburn 3064 5,064 6,147 21.4%
Endeavour Hills 3802 1,269 1,651 30.1%
Epping 3076 2,992 3,416 14.2%
Lakes Entrance 3909 884 884 0.0%
Mooroolbark 3138 1,192 1,445 21.2%
Mt Waverley 3149 1,074 1,305 21.5%
Nunawading

(closed)

3131 1,270 1,092 -14.0%
Pakenham 3810 4,197 4,946 17.8%
Reservoir 3073 4,598 4,341 -5.6%
Somerville 3912 913 838 -8.2%
Tatura 3616 254 343 35.0%
Waurn Ponds 3216 2,860 3,469 21.3%
Whitfield 3733 6 3 -50.0%

Attributable to Shadow Police Minister Edward O’Donohue:

Police are drowning under this crime tsunami and Daniel Andrews is too pig-headed to listen.

It is a fact that communities are less safe where Daniel Andrews has cut their frontline police.

Daniel Andrews needs to give police the resources needed to reopen all the police stations that have been forced to cut their hours and put more police on the beat.

Part-time Police Minister Lisa Neville and Daniel Andrews need to wake up and admit they’ve made a mistake. You can’t fix a problem if you continue to deny there is one.