Media Release

28 September 2017

O’Donohue: Violent crime continues to soar in Carrum

Thursday 28 September 2017

Violent crime continues to soar in Carrum

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

In the City of Kingston crime is up 18.55% since the election of Daniel Andrews.

In the City of Kingston since Daniel Andrews was elected:

  • Aggravated burglary is up 129%
  • Weapons offences are up 26.3%
  • Robbery is up 39%
  • Motor vehicle theft has risen by 59.5%

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

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Carrum, Donna Bauer:

‘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 tougher sentencing regime, more police on the beat and ensuring the rights of victims come first.’

‘Sonya Kilkenny has remained quiet on the issue of crime and public safety. Sonya Kilkenny must fight to ensure Daniel Andrews keeps the residents of Carrum safe.