The surprising nationality of the foreigners responsible for the largest number of crimes in Victoria

New crime figures have been published showing that the vast majority of crime in Victoria is committed by Australians and New Zealanders (in the photo, a car used in a Collingwood fight)

New figures have been published showing that the vast majority of offenses in Victoria are committed by Australians and New Zealanders, despite the debate that South Sudanese immigrants are overrepresented in criminal statistics.

Earlier this year, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said there was "a real concern for Sudanese gangs" in Melbourne.

Nyadol Nyuon, a practicing lawyer and advocate for social justice, defended the southern Sudanese community of ABC's News Breakfast program saying that "South Sudanese commit about 1% of crimes."

New crime figures have been published showing that the vast majority of crime in Victoria is committed by Australians and New Zealanders (in the photo, a car used in a Collingwood fight)

New crime figures have been published showing that the vast majority of crime in Victoria is committed by Australians and New Zealanders (in the photo, a car used in a Collingwood fight)

Earlier this year, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said there was "a real concern for Sudanese gangs" in Melbourne.

Earlier this year, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said there was "a real concern for Sudanese gangs" in Melbourne.

Earlier this year, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said there was "a real concern for Sudanese gangs" in Melbourne.

The claim is supported by figures from the Bureau of Crime Statistics that show that in the 12 months to March 2018, Australians and New Zealanders made up 73.5 percent of the alleged crimes committed in Victoria.

The figures also show that those born in Sudan and South Sudan represent 1.1% of crimes committed in the state.

There has been much debate on the issue after high-profile incidents in recent years, including in 2016 when groups of young people rioted during the Melbourne Moomba festival, when the Ecoville Community Center in Tarneit was vandalized, and the alleged murder of a young man 19 year old Sudanese woman in a Melbourne apartment building.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 200 people were involved in a massive fight on Collingwood Street that resulted in a man being hit by a vehicle. According to reports, many of those involved were Africans and Pacific Islanders.

In the early hours of Sunday morning 200 people were involved in a massive fight on Collingwood Street

In the early hours of Sunday morning 200 people were involved in a massive fight on Collingwood Street

In the early hours of Sunday morning 200 people were involved in a massive fight on Collingwood Street

CRIMES COMMITTED TO VICTORY BY NATIONALITY 2017

Australia 71.3 percent

Sudan / South Sudan 1.1

India 1.4

New Zealand 2.2

United Kingdom and Ireland 1.3

Vietnam 1.1

The issue will be among the first in the November elections in Victoria.

Australians represent 64.8 percent of the population, New Zealanders 1.6 percent and people born in Sudan and South Sudan represent only 0.14 percent.

This means that there is a higher rate of crime compared to the population of immigrants from South Sudan, however, some question that the age range of this group is to account for their overrepresentation rather than their nationality.

"We know that the longest time of offense is between 18 and 25 years," Associate Professor of Monash University, Rebecca Wickes, told ABC.

"When you talk about comparing Sudanese groups with other groups, they are a very young group and should be standardized by age so that you can make these comparisons," he said.

Nyadol Nyuon, a practicing lawyer and advocate for social justice, defended the South Sudanese community by saying that the South Sudanese commit around 1% of the crimes.

Nyadol Nyuon, a practicing lawyer and advocate for social justice, defended the South Sudanese community by saying that the South Sudanese commit around 1% of the crimes.

Nyadol Nyuon, a practicing lawyer and advocate for social justice, defended the South Sudanese community by saying that the South Sudanese commit around 1% of the crimes.

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