Opposition Leader announces plan to tackle crime in the City of Casey
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The Opposition Leader wants a new police station in Casey.
The City of Casey is overrun with crime, with the statistics showing a sharp increase since 2014.
Speaking in the 3AW studio, opposition leader Matthew Guy announced the $15m station would be located in Clyde North.
Casey is one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing areas, and the population is projected to grow by another 60% by 2041.
“The population growth has not been managed well by this government,” Mr Guy said.
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The damning Casey crime stats:
- 40% increase in crime in Cranbourne since December 2014
- 1 in 19 homes in Clyde North was burgled in 2016
- Casey was the fifth-worst local government area for homicides in Melbourne in 2016/17
- Shortfall of nine full-time police officers