Casey Mayor lays bare Cranbourne’s crime
Cranbourne has been dubbed ‘Crimebourne’ by locals as the City of Casey calls for more police resources and a national taskforce on crime.
3AW Mornings investigated what the locals are saying on the community and crime pages on social media after a violent stabbing in a suspected road rage incident yesterday.
Neil Mitchell said he was surprised to read reports of syringes being found in the Bunnings car park, counterfeit notes at the local shopping centre, and reports of gunshots in the last 24 hours alone.
“What’s happening in that area doesn’t seem typical for a Melbourne suburb,” he said.
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The latest crime figures show the overall crime rate for the City of Casey is increasing at a rate four times the state average.
“We have a huge problem, there’s no running away from it,” Casey mayor Sam Aziz said.
“That’s why Casey has been on a very, very strong campaign to plead to the State Government to increase police resources and also to plead to the courts to impose tougher sentences.
“We need the government to heed the message of the City of Casey.”