Family violence in Casey & Cardinia at record highs under Labor’s lockdowns

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Independent Crime Statistics Agency data released today shows the hidden cost of Labor’s lockdowns as residents in Casey and Cardinia have become less safe in their own homes.

Today’s figures confirm family violence incidents in Casey and Cardinia have reached a record high, as violent crimes against the person in family homes is up 3.7 per cent over the 12 months to 30 September 2021 in Casey and 4.3 per cent in Cardinia.

Some of the most alarming statistics include:

Cardinia

  • Family violence common assault up 30 per cent
  • Family violence threatening behaviour up 22 per cent
  • Family violence harassment and nuisance up 91 per cent

Casey

  • Family violence stalking incidents up 12 per cent
  • Family violence harassment and nuisance up 25 per cent

The Andrews Labor Government’s inaction continues to put the safety of residents in Casey and Cardinia at risk. Local residents deserve better than a Government that consistently buries their head in the sand about serious issues.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Police, Community Safety & Victim Support, Brad Battin:

“It’s clear that community safety in the local areas has become another casualty of Daniel Andrews’ failed COVID response.

“Locked-down families in Casey and Cardinia are less safe as crime has transferred from the street into the home.

“Vulnerable local residents are being left behind and instead of doing something about it, Daniel Andrews has given himself more power to lock them up for longer.”

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