Crime is on the increase in Victoria. The 2012/2013 Victoria Police Crime Statistics show that the number of offences recorded increased by 3.4% year on year.
The appalling fact, however, is that while “Crime against Property” decreased by 1.2%, “Crime against the Person” increased by 7.2%.(1)
The 5 top crime postal codes in Victoria are:-
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Eight Postal Codes had increases in crime of over 30% year on year, and it is important that police understand why we are having these unacceptable increases, and institute procedures to bring them under control. The 8 highest growth rates in crime postal codes are:-
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While we applaud all the work that the Liberal Party has already done in Victoria on Crime, by increasing the size of the Police Force,(2) and decreasing violence on trains, it is now time to start work on the root of the problem. Assault has grown by 10.0% year on year and this figure needs to be urgently reduced. The Australian population at large need to be educated on the fact that domestic violence is never acceptable as a solution under any circumstance.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies has found that men, women and children are at their most vulnerable to family violence when parents are separating, meaning that support services to assist families during breakdown form a vital piece of the puzzle.(3)
Rise Up Australia Party knows that there is no easy answer. We will work with various organisations to remove, or reduce, as many of the problems as we can, while increasing prison terms for repeat offenders.
It is also time to acknowledge that the victim is the aggrieved party, and that they have more rights than the criminal. Criminals will have no right to privacy.(4) Where immigrants are involved in crime RUAP will not accept the defence that the crime was acceptable in their country.(5)
RUAP stands for One Law – Australian Law.
RUAP is committed to the following:
1) Victoria Police – Crime Statistics 2012-2013 Page 12 Last Updated Friday 20th December 2013
2) Building a better Victoria
3) Kaspiew, R., Gray, M., Weston, R., Moloney, L., Hand, K., & Qu, L. ‘Evaluation of the 2006 Family Law reforms’. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies,
http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/pubs/fle/evaluationreport.pdf, retrieved 21 May 2014.
4) Victim not allowed to know where paroled attacker lives to protect his privacy
5) Australian Judge Finds Muslim “Cultural Differences” Valid Excuse for Rape