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19 June 2017

A Star News Group Publication

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Dashing Morrish knocking down the door of the AFL

Chapter and verse on library services Dandenong High School students got a taste of what it's like to run one of the state's busiest libraries. Dandenong librarian Monique Godbehere, centre, and her colleagues showed Humza, Rajeev, Shakira and their classmates the ropes. 168810

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■ Lawbreakers under pressure as police clean up the streets…

Crunch on crime By Casey Neill Crime is dropping in Greater Dandenong, bucking the state-wide upward trend. Overall crime in the police service area dropped 0.9 per cent in the year to 31 March compared to the previous 12 months. Crime across Victoria rose 4 per cent. The latest Crime Statistics Agency figures, re-

leased on Thursday 15 June, showed the crime rate per 100,000 population rose 2.5 per cent across Victoria. In Greater Dandenong, this rate dropped by 2.8 per cent. “That drops us out of the top five in the state,” Greater Dandenong Local Area Commander Inspector Mark Langhorn told the Journal. “It gives a good indicator of the crime rate in

terms of your chances of being a victim.” He said the crime was down 5.5 per cent in Springvale and 5.1 per cent in Dandenong, from 12,600-odd offences to 12,012. “Keysborough and Noble Park saw some increases, but not the same volume of offences,” he said. “It’s pleasing to see it tracking in the right direction overall.”

Insp Langhorn was particularly pleased with the 5 per cent drop in thefts in Greater Dandenong, from 6876 offences to 6530. This was in contrast to the state-wide 9.3 per cent increase. However, burglary and break-and-enter offences increased 20.1 per cent from 1627 to 1954. Continued on page 8

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