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Ashton: Why Melbourne’s rate of home invasions has declined – for now

Graham Ashton says the reason Melbourne has had less many home invasions in recent weeks is because a specific group of offenders has been locked up.

Neil Mitchell asked the Chief Commissioner if the rate of aggravated burglaries had slowed since the spate of incidents across January and February.

“(It’s) certainly pulled up a bit over the last month,” Commissioner Ashton said.

“Why do you think, are they back in custody?” Neil asked.

“It’s literally a few hundred that we know really well, it’s not a massive group,” Commissioner Ashton said.

“There’s a bit of a core group, and if they’re not in custody then they’re problems for us.”

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