Victorians are less safe today than they were when Daniel Andrews was elected three and a half years ago, says leader of the opposition Matthew Guy.
Official crime statistics published last week show that the rates of violent crimes are still increasing alarmingly with more than half a million recorded crimes in the last year, said a release from his office.
“Under Labor there has been an increase in home invasions, an increase in carjackings, an increase in assaults, and an increase in youth gang violence. All Daniel Andrews offers is excuses, not solutions,” said Mr Guy, adding that in the nearly four years of the Andrews Government, attempted murder and manslaughter are up 42%, burglary and break and enter are up 33% and assaults are up 17.2%.
“Sadly, that means many more thousands of Victorian families have been traumatised as victims of crime since Daniel Andrews was elected,” he said.
Mr Guy said that his plan for Victoria included mandatory minimum sentences for repeat violent offenders, more police on the beat, a public sex offenders register, and tougher parole and bail laws.
“At the next election, Victorians will have a clear choice between more of the same soft approach from Daniel Andrews or the Liberal Nationals’ tough on crime plan. The Liberal Nationals will continue to announce a range of crime related policies before the election on 24 November,” he said.