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