Family violence links to all crime

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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High levels of family violence, often among financiallystrained first home buyers, is one of the many factors driving a surge in theMoorabool police region’s overall crime rate, police say.
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The large policing area, which includes Moorabool and Hepburn local government areas, experienced a 50 per cent rise in crimes against the person,100 per cent rise in arson and 15.2 per cent theft hike.

Crime Statics Agency data showed a 13 per cent increase in Moorabool LGA overall crime, while Hepburn experienced an 11per cent hike over 12 months.

Moorabool Acting Inspector Jim Lappin said police were extremely concerned by an 86 per cent increase in sexual offences and 97 per cent surge in crimes endangering a person,but stressed the results were reflective of a zero tolerance response to these types of crimes.

“A zero tolerance for violence amongthe family unit, regardless of how minor, along with the significant support we can offer victims to provide a safe environment to report family violence, can be attributed to rise in reported incidents,” Acting Inspector Lappin said.

Hesaid high family violence could alsoinfluence other crime rates.

“Unfortunately family violence rates can be higher amongfirst or new home buyers for a variety of reasons, and whilst Moorabool’s rates are not the highest, we recognise the impact buying a house or even renting can have on a relationship,” Acting Inspector Lappin said.

“We strive to intervene early where we can to minimize the impact on the family unit, whilst also promoting and connecting vulnerable personsto the many support services available across all of government.”

Acting Inspector Lappin attributed the huge arson increase to offendersdumping and burning out stolen cars to destroy incriminating evidence.He said police had made a high number of targeted arrests for such offences. Police have also cracked down on people burning off without a permit.

“Ultimately and unfortunately, a disproportionately high number of our theft incidents are directly attributed to unlocked vehicles, buildings, sheds and unsecured trailers,” Acting Inspector Lappin said.

Public security offences, including weapons offences, dropped by 15 per cent. Acting Inspector Lappin said police were educating and working with people likely to carry a weapon. PSO’sat stations had also helped lead this decrease, he said.

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