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Crime doesn’t stop behind bars

Under Daniel Andrews, criminals don’t stop committing crimes when they’re in jail, they just keep on going.

The recently released Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) data for crime in Victoria’s prisons and youth justice facilities show crimes committed behind bars have risen by 1,017 since 2014. This is an increase of 131%.

These crimes includes assaulting and injuring prison staff, rioting, smuggling of drugs and assaulting other prisoners.

Under Daniel Andrews, more than twice as many crimes are being committed in prisons than they were when he took office in 2014.

This data confirms what Victorians already know, our justice system is a shambles under Daniel Andrews.

Rising crime whilst in custody not only disrupts the management of the system, it’s an enormous diversion of police resources from front line activities to fixing Daniel Andrews’ mess.

Victorians want their police engaged with the community, solving and preventing crime, not playing back up jailers because the corrections and youth justice ministers are incapable of doing their jobs.

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