Local Area Commander Greater Shepparton Police Service Area Inspector Troy Hargadon has released the following statement on our local crime stats.
Yesterday the Crime Statistics Agency released the quarterly crime statistics, which identify Victoria has seen the biggest percentage drop in crime since the early 1990’s.
Locally there has been a large volume of work undertaken by your Police to reduce crime in the Greater Shepparton area.
This has been achieved though the ongoing support of our partner agencies and you the community.
A notable decrease of Assault and related offences with Family Violence related assaults appearing to plateau. This can be attributed to the strong focus and increased commitment to address the impact of Family Violence within our Community with the assistance of our partner agencies.
Further the recent announcement of additional dedicated resources to target Family Violence will complement our already strong commitment and dedication to tackling Family Violence within our community.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their ongoing support of their local Police who continue to do some great work. This is evident through the increased detection of drug cultivation & manufacturing which is a combination of great policing and community assistance in the supplying of information which is often the small piece required to enable Police to take relevant action.
I strongly encourage you as the community to continue to provide this information as it is integral in supporting us to reduce the harm within your community.
Thankyou to all for your ongoing support.
Inspector Troy Hargadon
Local Area Commander - Greater Shepparton Police Service Area