African-Australian crime figures blamed on Labor, weak courts

African-Australian crime figures blamed on Labor, weak courts. By Rachael Blaxendale.

Crime statistics showing Sudanese-born people are 57 times more likely to be charged with aggravated robbery in Victoria than their Australian-born counterparts have sparked ­renewed calls for a law-and-order crackdown by the ­Andrews government. …

The African gangs debate was reignited at the weekend following the death of 19-year-old Melbourne woman Laa Chol, who was fatally stabbed at an out-of-control party held in a city high-rise by a group of young African-Australians. …

Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge [said,] “The interesting thing, though, is that there isn’t the Sudanese problem in NSW, nor in Queensland, despite the fact that there is a similar-sized Sudanese population in Sydney, so to me that says it’s actually a law-and-order problem right here in Victoria.

“We know they are weak on crime here in Victoria, and I think that many of the gang members know they can get away with it, and consequently continue to commit it.” …

Australian Bureau of Statistics jail population figures show Sudanese are the most over-represented ethnic group in prisons.