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Victoria’s gun crime and the 108% rise in offences

Neil Mitchell
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Gun crime is on the rise on the streets, with firearms and weapons offences doubling in Victoria in a four year period.

3AW Mornings drilled down some of the latest figures to be released by police and found a 108 per cent increase in gun crime in the state.

GUN CRIME: In 2010-11 there were 6,922 offences compared to 2014/15 when there were 14,404 offences

It comes after a series of incidents across Melbourne in the last few days, all involving guns.

In Lalor overnight a family escaped serious injury after as many as 20 shots were fired from what’s believed to be a machine gun in an early morning drive-by shooting.

It’s not known why the family was targeted.

On Wednesday night a senior bikie figure was gunned down near his Narre Warren home.

A family was also targeted in a drive-by shooting in Broadmeadows in the early hours of Monday morning while a car was shot at nearby on Sunday night.

Listen: Neil Mitchell crosses to Channel 7 reporter in Lalor

Neil Mitchell
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