Media Releases

06
Jun

Crime figures are UP in Clyde but resources are LOW

The number of recorded offences by police this year to the 31 March 2016 in Clyde was 678. This is up 51.68% from 447 offences recorded in the same period last year.

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

Assault and robbery related offences (up by 164.29% from 42 to 111)

  • Theft and burglary (up by 39.58% from 283 to 395)
  • Drug related offences (up by 84.62% from 13 to 24)

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.

For the residents in our community, their safety is paramount.

Media Contact: Ann Selby 5672 4755 ann.selby@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

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