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Crime figures are up in Bass Coast but resources are LOW

The number of recorded offences by police this year to the 31 March 2016 in Bass Coast was 2823. This is up 14.71% from 2461 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Family incidents increased in the year by 16.4% from 548 to 638.

Between the year commencing April 2015 and ending March 2016, the major offence categories that showed the highest significant upward trends were:

Assault and related offences (up by 22.3% from 291 to 356)

  • Theft (up by 29.8% from 469 to 609)
  • Weapons and explosives offences (up by 66% from 59 to 98)

Quotes attributable to Brian Paynter, Member for Bass

The Andrews Government is struggling to keep pace on crime by not dedicating resources and forcing stations to close.

Daniel Andrews needs to spend less time fighting the CFA and more time concentrating on keeping Victoria safe

Law and order is an issue of great concern for our community. Action needs to be taken now for people to feel safe in their own homes.

The crime rate is going up but the resources on the ground are not able to keep up with the demand. More police are required on the frontline and they are needed now.

Media Contact: Ann Selby 5672 4755


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