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SLY: John Silvester expects ‘ugly’ crime figures, due to drug ice

The ice problem is worse than society thinks and Melbourne is the ‘stolen car capital’ of Australia.

That’s what Sly of the Underworld expects the upcoming crime figures to reveal later this week.

Melbourne’s No.1 crime writer covered a range of issues in depth on 3AW Breakfast on Wednesday.

SLY ON…

THE RELEASE OF CRIME FIGURES LATER THIS WEEK?

‘I haven’t seen them, but I suspect ? anecdotally ? they’ll be ugly.’

‘The police aren’t reporting it ? but this ice thing is much worse than we thought.’

THE IMPACT OF ICE ON CRIME?

‘I spoke to fella (officer) who’d been out of stations for a couple of years? He could actually see the change, rather than just it going up incrementally over time.’

‘He is absolutely stunned.’

‘He says virtually all crime in the suburbs is drug and ice related, whether it be thefts or assaults.’

‘He said the stolen car situation ? Melbourne is the stolen car capital of the country.’

LISTEN: Melbourne’s No.1 crime writer explains more on 3AW Breakfast

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