Heidi Victoria MP

Hon Heidi Victoria MLA

Member for Bayswater District

  • Shadow Minister for Arts and Culture
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Knox remains one of the worst hotspots in Labor’s crime tsunami, with crime having risen 18.9% since Labor’s election (up from 9543 to 11342).

Under the Andrews Labor Government, 15 sets of crime stats have been released. Knox’s last 12 have been the 12 highest ever, largely on the back of a drug surge, but just as alarming is the 19.8% leap in sexual assaults in the past year.

Since Labor was elected, Knox has seen drug use & possession jump 87.9%, drug crime increase 67.6%, weapons crime surge 49.7%, theft soar 22%, assault jump 12.6%, and robbery up 12.1%.

The Basin has seen a shocking 51.6% increase under Labor – one of the highest in Victoria. Virtually every category has surged, with drug cultivation leading the charge, increasing 900%. Public nuisance has quadrupled, drug possession is up 190.9%, drug crime is up 189.3%, drug dealing has doubled, and assault is up 93.8%.

Boronia has also suffered one of the highest leaps under Labor, with 40.3% more crime. Drug use and possession is up a whopping 175.3%, drug crimes have leapt 133.3%, weapons crime is up 67.6%, theft has risen 37.9%, and robbery is up 20%. Weapons crime has leapt 24% in the past year alone.

Wantirna has also experienced a whopping 22.7% jump in crime under Labor. Drug dealing has surged 650%, drug cultivation 600%, drug crime 295.5%, drug use 242.1%, weapons crime 116.7%, assault 52.8%, robbery 50%, and theft 17.6%. Drug cultivation has jumped 16.7% in the last quarter. Weapons crime is up 44.4% in the past year.

Bayswater’s 8.1% jump would make headlines under any other Government, with drug use and possession up 68.9%, drug crime 50.5%, weapons crime 31.7%, theft 15.2% and assaults 15.1. In the past year, robbery is up 75% and drug crime is up 43.4%.

Bayswater MP Heidi Victoria said the results continued to be disgraceful.

“An 8.1% increase is an awful result, but 18.9%, 22.7%, 40.3% and 51.6% are ridiculous.

“No matter how Labor tries to spin it, crime has soared by unprecedented amounts in our local suburbs since December 2014.

“Labor have lost control in the outer East, and obviously don’t care about it. In the past 4 years there has been a net increase of just one front-line police officer in the outer east. I guess when you have 21 MPs under police investigation, fighting crime isn’t your focus.


Statistics source: www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/crime-statistics/latest-crime-data/recorded-offences-8 to www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/crime-statistics/latest-crime-data/recorded-offences-6

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Heidi Victoria

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