Casey is Victoria?s youth crime hotspot

Worryingly the Deputy Commissioner of Regional Operations stated offenders are committing more serious and violent crimes as their first offence.

These shocking reports come as the Andrews Labor Government splashed a staggering $247 million in the past financial year on the youth justice system.

Youth offences have increased by a staggering 85% in the past 5 years, forcing the Labor Government to increase their youth justice spending by 100% since being in government.

The Andrews Labor Government need to stop boasting about their increase in youth justice spending and focus on new pro-active programs to prevent youth crime.

Quotes attributable to Brad Battin Liberal State Member for Gembrook

?The Andrews Labor Government continue to boast their increase investment into youth justice, with youth crime increasing at alarming rates, maybe it isn?t money that is the solution for Victoria?s youth crime surge.?

?When speaking with families in Casey over recent months, you can hear the frustration in the lack of action by the Labor Government in providing pro-active solutions for youth offending.?

?It is becoming too common to hear stories locally of youth reoffending and their crimes increasingly violent.?

?Our youth justice system is broken under Labor, and Daniel Andrews must act quickly by introducing new programs proven to work across the country and around the world ensuring our communities are safe and youth stay out of the youth justice system.?

Reports today have revealed Casey is Victoria?s youth crime hotspot with over 1236 offences occurring in the region by persons aged between 10-17 years in the past year.

Worryingly the Deputy Commissioner of Regional Operations stated offenders are committing more serious and violent crimes as their first offence.

These shocking reports come as the Andrews Labor Government splashed a staggering $247 million in the past financial year on the youth justice system.

Youth offences have increased by a staggering 85% in the past 5 years, forcing the Labor Government to increase their youth justice spending by 100% since being in government.

The Andrews Labor Government need to stop boasting about their increase in youth justice spending and focus on new pro-active programs to prevent youth crime.

Quotes attributable to Brad Battin Liberal State Member for Gembrook

?The Andrews Labor Government continue to boast their increase investment into youth justice, with youth crime increasing at alarming rates, maybe it isn?t money that is the solution for Victoria?s youth crime surge.?

?When speaking with families in Casey over recent months, you can hear the frustration in the lack of action by the Labor Government in providing pro-active solutions for youth offending.?

?It is becoming too common to hear stories locally of youth reoffending and their crimes increasingly violent.?

?Our youth justice system is broken under Labor, and Daniel Andrews must act quickly by introducing new programs proven to work across the country and around the world ensuring our communities are safe and youth stay out of the youth justice system.?