As part of our Plan to Build Your Future, a re-elected majority Liberal Government will set a target for Tasmania to have the lowest serious crime rate in the nation across all measures by 2022.
All Tasmanians deserve to live their lives safely, and the Hodgman Liberal Government makes no apologies for being tough on criminals and sending a strong message that crime will not be tolerated in Tasmania.
By rebuilding police numbers, we have already made Tasmania the safest state in the nation – achieving the lowest victimisation rate in Australia for eight of 11 serious crime categories.
While this is pleasing, we know that we can do better, and achieving the lowest serious crime rate in the nation will make our state an even safer place to live, work, and raise a family.
It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to ensure community safety, and we will continue to target crime, stand up for victims and keep law-abiding Tasmanians as safe as possible.
This stands in stark contrast to the inexperienced leader of the opposition Rebecca White, who wants to decriminalise dangerous drugs and who has blocked mandatory jail time for child sex offenders.