Crime up in Baw Baw

Crime Statistics Agency figures released for the 12-month period ending on June 30 have shown crime is up in Baw Baw while four of the five other Gippsland police areas have all dropped.

Latest crime statistics have shown a 5.9 per cent increase in total crime across the Baw Baw police services area, bucking the trend of other Gippsland municipalities that have seen decreases. Crime Statistics Agency figures released for the 12-month period

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Drugs trigger crime

Methamphetamine (ice) remains a significant problem in West Gippsland and is a major driver of the majority of volume crime offences.

Despite latest crime statistics indicating a decline in drug offences, police say drug use continues to be a major contributing factor in crime across the Baw Baw police service area. Latest Crime Statistics Agency data released last month for the

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