Media Release

28 September 2017

O’Donohue: Violent crime continues to soar in Prahran

Thursday 28 September 2017

Violent crime continues to soar in Prahran

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

In the local government area of Stonnington crime is up 16.16% since the election of Daniel Andrews.

In the local government area of Stonnington since June 2016:

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering a person, is up 21.7%
  • Public nuisance offences are up 74%
  • Drug use and possession is up 14%

The quarterly results show that violent crime rates continue 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 violent crime rate by continuing to give repeat violent offenders multiple chances before sending them to jail.’

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Prahran, Katie Allen:

‘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.