Statewide Crime Statistics Released

Shepparton lower than state average

Statewide Crime Statistics Released

The Statewide crime statistics comparing the calendar years of 2015 to 2016 have come out.

While Greater Shepparton has a crime-increase rate lower than the state average - there's been a doubling in homicide offences, and an increase in drug trafficking or possession arrests.

Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp says an increase in arrests doesn't necessarily mean more crimes are being committed.