City of Greater Dandenong - Key figures from the Crime Statistics Agency
Crime increased by 26.7% in the City of Greater Dandenong in the past twelve months of the Andrews Government from March 2015 to March 2016.
The total number of recorded offences for the year has risen from 16,215 to 20,542.
Theft up 54.2% from 4,364 to 6,731
Deception up 55.5% from 876 to 1,362
Burglary/break and enter offences up 10.0% from 1,482 to 1,630
Robbery up 34.9% from 126 to 170
Cultivate of manufacture drugs up 78.7% from 47 to 84
Drug use or possession up 13.7% from 905 to 1,029
Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour 40.9% from 421 to 593
Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people up 18.0% from 178 to 210
Source: Crime Statistics Agency – link here
Comments from the Gordon Rich-Phillips, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region
It is very concerning that the crime rate is soaring in Dandenong, but Daniel Andrews is cutting frontline police numbers.
Despite massive increases in dangerous offences in Dandenong over the past year, local Labor MP Gabrielle Williams remains silent and refuses to acknowledge the crime crisis.
All evidence shows that crime is out of control in Dandenong, but Daniel Andrews’ cuts mean more pressure on local police resources and more police stations likely to close across Victoria.
We are caught in the grips of a crime crisis in the south east, and it is only going to get worse unless Daniel Andrews delivers more frontline police and gets tougher on crime.
Daniel Andrews needs to stop his war on CFA volunteers and focus on ending the crime wave sweeping south-east Melbourne.