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Crime skyrockets, with home invasions up 36% in a year

The latest crime statistics are out today, with more huge increases in crime rates, particularly violent crime. Assaults are up 13%, robberies are up 21% and home invasions are up a massive 36% – an increase of more than a third in just one year.

It’s no wonder people are living in fear of violent criminals breaking into their homes at night, attacking them and their families and stealing their cars and valuables.

We need more police urgently, not just promises of more police some time in future, and we need an end to weak sentencing so that offenders are given penalties that will deter offending and keep the community safe.

For the Herald Sun’s report, see Crime skyrockets 11.6 per cent in Victoria.