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Crime up 18.85 per cent in South Gippsland

The latest crime statistics have again revealed that South Gippsland residents have suffered an increase in crime under the Andrews Labor Government.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, said new figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency revealed an 18.85 per cent increase in crime in South Gippsland Shire since Daniel Andrews was elected.

The figures show 1432 offences were recorded in South Gippsland in the year to March 2018, with crimes against the person up 21 per cent in the past 12 months alone.

Mr O’Brien said residents had rightly had enough of violence and lawlessness under Daniel Andrews and he had recently called for a stronger police presence in South Gippsland in State Parliament.

“South Gippsland has generally been a low-crime area but that is changing under Daniel Andrews.  Residents have the right to feel safe in our own communities,” Mr O’Brien said.

“While Daniel Andrews’ soft on crime approach has failed us, The Nationals have a plan for mandatory minimum sentences, more police on the beat, a public sex offenders register and tougher parole and bail laws.

“We will make South Gippsland safe again.”

Shadow Minister for Community Safety, Corrections and Police Ed O’Donohue said all Victorians had a clear choice to make at the upcoming state election in November.

“Under Daniel Andrews, there has been an increase in home invasions, an increase in carjackings, an increase in assaults, an increase in youth gang violence and an increase in the number of his excuses,” he said.

“Daniel Andrews can keep on spinning all he likes, but only Matthew Guy and the Liberal Nationals are offering real action.”


Friday, 15 June 2018

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