Media Release

28 September 2017

O’Donohue: Violent crime continues to soar in Shepparton

Thursday 28 September 2017

Violent crime continues to soar in Shepparton

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

In the Greater Shepparton area crime is up 13.7% since the election of Daniel Andrews.

In the Greater Shepparton area since Daniel Andrews was elected:

  • Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people increased by 120.6%
  • Aggravated burglary is up by 24.49%
  • Manufacturing drugs has increased 170.6%
  • Motor vehicle theft has risen by 61.65%

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 Member for the Northern Victoria, Wendy Lovell:

‘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.