维州上週公佈的最新犯罪数据统计显示，在过去短短 12个月内，犯罪率激增 8.1 %。
其中最让人担忧的犯罪是 人身攻击增长 4.2%、入室盗窃增长 9.1%、偷盗增长 11%、武器相关犯罪增长 17.1%，毒品贩运增长 17.7%。
而近期在联邦广场附近发生的帮派暴动及 Brunswick East 发生黑手党涉及的谋杀案犹如一再为维州一年来日趋恶化的治安问题发出一次又一次的警讯。
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Crime figures show Victoria needs more police
The latest crime statistics for Victoria were released last week, showing there has been an 8.1% increase in crime over the last 12 months.
This includes a 4.2% increase in assaults, a 9.1% increase in burglary, an 11% increase in theft, a 17.1% increase in weapons offences and a 17.7% increase in drug trafficking.
The recent riots at Federation Square and the apparent mafia murder in Brunswick East are further signs of how bad crime has become in Victoria.
Despite this, the State government is refusing to appoint more police, resulting in police stations closing and police stretched to the limit.
Victoria needs more police, and we need stronger sentences to deter crime and protect the community.