In Parliament

Members Statement - Crime in Brighton



Wednesday, 22 June 2022.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (9:49):

Victoria Police’s deputy commissioner Rick Nugent confirmed an increase in aggravated burglaries in my community, saying, ‘We have seen an increase in Brighton’.

In the reporting period to March there were six aggravated burglaries compared to none in the year prior.

Since March, a period not reported in data, my community saw three home invasions and a police shooting in one week in May alone.