School children in Victoria have become a profitable drug market as school yards are being targeted by traffickers selling the dangerous street drug, ice.
New data has shown that drug trafficking offences in both private and public schools in Victoria have doubled in the past five years with dealers being arrested on school property more than twice a week.
New South Wales schools have also seen a surge in drug-related offences with an average of almost two offences on school grounds every day.
This included primary, secondary and kindergarten to year 12 campuses with 65 percent of all drug-related incidents occurring during normal school hours.
New South Wales schools are also struggling with the drug epidemic and police were involved in 377 incidents last year.
Lismore in the state's northwest saw the highest amount of offences with police becoming involved in 20 incidents last year.
A Victorian Police spokesperson said that although the data for drug offences show drug offences occurring on school grounds, this does not mean the offences were committed by students.
'The number of drug possession or use offences has risen by only 25 offences in five years, while the number of drug dealing or trafficking offences has only risen by 14 offences,' the police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
'Around 40 per cent of offences occur outside of school hours, so we know there are people who will access these locations to engage in these types of offences because the sites are deserted and secluded.'
Premier Daniel Andrews released the Ice Action Plan in early March in a bid to reduce the supply, demand and harm of the drug in Victoria.
The government have invested $18 million into rehabilitation programs and $4.5 million into tough new laws to deter drug dealers and manufacturers.
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