Burglaries soar with police shortages and weak laws

Having your home invaded and trashed by strangers is a terrible experience, but offenders are often never caught or simply let out on bail to go straight back to more burglaries.

We need more frontline police, and we need laws and a legal system that will impose tough penalties that will deter criminals and protect the community.

The problem is that over the last two years frontline police numbers have been cut and our laws have been weakened, so it will now take years to turn the situation around and restore respect for the law.

For the Herald Sun’s report on Melbourne’s soaring burglary levels, see Burglars run rampant across Melbourne.