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Crime up 19.4 per cent in South Gippsland

After three years of Daniel Andrews and Labor, crime in South Gippsland has increased 19.4 per cent.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said new figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency today show 1438 offences were recorded in the South Gippsland Shire in the year to December 2017 – an increase of 19.4 per cent since Daniel Andrews took office in December 2014.

Statewide, figures show Victorians are more likely to be victims of crime than anywhere else in Australia, with almost 50,000 additional offences recorded in the year to December 2017 compared with the year before Daniel Andrews took office.

“Under Daniel Andrews, Victoria has become the crime capital of Australia,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I am particularly concerned that under this government, crime is increasing and yet in the last few weeks we’ve seen an announcement of just one additional police officer to cover the whole South Gippsland and Bass Coast region.

“We are in the grips of a law and order crisis, but the Premier for Melbourne has watered down bail laws, weakened sentencing and failed to equip our regional police with adequate resources to protect our streets.

“South Gippsland residents have a clear choice in November between Daniel Andrews, who has spent three years failing on crime, or The Nationals, who have a clear plan to make Victoria safe again.”

Information on the Liberal and Nationals’ law and order plans can be found at http://makevictoriasafe.org.au/solutions

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