Law & Order

Crime up 14 per cent in Mildura

Daniel Andrews refuses to take action to fix the violent crime rate in Victoria, Member for Mildura Peter Crisp has said.

New figures released by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency today show crime across the Mildura LGA rose 13.73 per cent since December 2014, up from 5,950 total offences to 6,767 offences.

In Yarriambiak, crime increased 25.21 per cent since Daniel Andrews was elected.

“Our community has been abandoned by the Premier for Melbourne while the crime rate spirals out of control,” Mr Crisp said.

“Offenders have been emboldened by the Andrews Labor Government’s watered-down bail laws, weakened sentencing and cuts to frontline police numbers.”

In Mildura town, there was a 11.3 per cent increase in theft offences between March 2016 and March 2017.

“Daniel Andrews can’t fix the violent crime rate by continuing to give repeat violent offenders four, five or six chances before sending them to jail,” Shadow Minister for Community Safety Edward O’Donohue said.

“Until this Premier starts to put the rights of innocent Victorians before the rights of violent criminals, we will not see any decline in violent crime rates.

“Only the Liberal National Coalition have a plan for stronger sentencing, tougher parole conditions and a return to the principle that bail is a privilege not a right for violent offenders.”

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