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Crime stats reveal rape spike

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 30 August, 2011 - 8:32 AM
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PLAYING: Neil Mitchell's opening editorial about the freshly released crime statistics...What do they suggest?  Scroll down and listen to Acting Police Commissioner Ken Lay with Neil Mitchell

Latest statistics suggest overall crime in Victoria has reduced slightly, but there's been increase in some offences including rape and assault, according to the latest Victoria Police crime statistics.

The figures for the 2010/2011 financial year however found an overall decrease of two point four per cent in reported crime across the state.

There were just over 1800 rapes reported in the 12 months to June, that's a nine per cent increase on the previous year.

Assaults jumped by five per cent, and robberies by eight per cent.

But there has been a 26 per cent decline in homicides with 152 cases reported last financial year, compared to 206 for the previous period.

Neil Mitchell was also joined by Ken Lay, who noted that he was most concerned about the rise in domestic violence within the home.

Lay also expressed worry about cyber crime coming from overseas, which he noted increased up to 100% from last year.

Listen below.

RELEVANT INFORMATION:

www.vicpolicenews.com.au/myplace

http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=782

PLAY AUDIO: Acting Police Commissioner Ken Lay tells Neil Mitchell that he is chiefly concerned about the rise in domestic violence and drug offenders

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Thank goodness we got rid of Mr Potato Head. At least Ken is giving us (the community) the truthful stats (I hope)

    Peter McKenzie Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 10:17 PM
  • When you 'import' a whole lot of young single males without any compatable females being readily available, it is asking for trouble. It seems a lot of these rapes and sexual asaults involve people from the sub-continent ( a description actually used by your news service in relation to an asault on a country train today). Would it be racist to only allow equal numbers of male and female international students to attend schools and univercities?

    Ronny Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 10:56 AM
  • At least Ken Lay tells it the way it is unlike Nixon and Overland, who kept telling us porkys>!

    Steve Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 10:48 AM
  • At least Ken Lay tells it the way it is unlike Nixon and Overland, who kept telling us porkys>!

    Steve Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 10:45 AM
  • I think we should know how many of these rapes were committed by people not born in Australia. Would it surprise anyone to know it would be in the majority?

    The truth, please Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 10:14 AM
  • Just goes to show how corrupt the last two imported chiefs were with thier false crime stats. Hope the government decides to stick with a real honest copper like Ken Lay when it makes it decision. The crime stats are not good but at least we see a chief commissioner with integrety and honesty.

    Leon Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 10:07 AM

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