Crime hotspots around Queensland

Crime hotspots around Queensland
January 31, 2018 Rechenberg

Queensland Police reported 40,391 cases of unlawful entry between December 2016 and December 2017. 942 of these were armed robberies.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, out of the 188,756 break-ins (or ‘unlawful entry with intent’) that took place in 2016, seven in ten occurred in residential locations. Out of the 56, 086 motor vehicle thefts, 49.6% took place in residential areas, meaning thieves were snatching cars from driveways, garages and apartment parking complexes, not just off the street. It’s evident that thieves will not be put off by bustling streets or even the risk of people present in houses when they plan to break in. So where are all of these crimes concentrated? Read on to find out if your city, town or suburb is one of Australia’s current crime hotspots.

Gold Coast

4,263 cases of unlawful entry were recorded by Queensland Police between December 2016 and December 2017 on the Gold Coast. The problem suburbs were:

  • Coomera
  • Southport
  • Broachbeach


There were 3,709 records of unlawful entry between December 2016 and December 2017 in Logan. The suburbs with the highest rates of this crime were:

  • Logan Central
  • Beenleigh
  • Crestmead


Queensland police reported a total of 11,381 cases of unlawful entry within the Brisbane region between December 2016 and December 2017. 6,618 of these incidents occurred in Brisbane’s South region. The main problem suburbs were:

  • Upper Mount Gravatt
  • Inala

Central Queensland

Central Queensland experienced 6,700 cases of unlawful entry between December 2016 and December 2017. This is a wide area, but there were a few standout hotspots including:

  • Bundaberg
  • Mackay

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