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Tom Elliott says Victoria’s crime spike is largely due to offenders being bailed

Tom Elliott
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Crime has risen by 20% in Victoria in the past two years. 

In NSW, over the same period, crime has risen by less than 6%.

Tom Elliott thinks a large reason for it is the readiness of the court system to allow offenders out on bail.

Tom pointed to a string of serious crimes committed in recent times by young people who had recently been bailed.

‘What sort of message does this send?’ he said on Monday.

‘The message is: ‘crime pays, and will not be punished in the State of Victoria’.’

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