Media Release

28 September 2017

Guy: Violent crime continues to soar in Bulleen

Thursday 28 September 2017

Violent crime continues to soar in Bulleen

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

In the City of Manningham crime is up 27.9% since the election of Daniel Andrews.

In the City of Manningham since Daniel Andrews was elected:

  • Aggravated robbery is up 75%
  • Residential aggravated burglary has risen by 52.4%
  • Residential non-aggravated burglary increased by up 28.8%
  • Motor vehicle theft is up 42.7%

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 the Leader of the Opposition and Member for Bulleen, Matthew Guy:

‘The massive increases in the number of violent offences are why we have a policy of mandatory sentencing for repeat offenders.

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 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 violent crime by continuing to give repeat violent offenders a slap on the wrist for serious offences.