Crime Rate Down as Thin Blue Line Gets Stronger

The Crime Report 2017-2018 released today shows the crime rate overall has dropped by 4.4 per cent in the north of Moreton Bay.


Chris Whiting said it reflects the increase of 32 extra police in the northern Moreton area since the Palaszczuk Government was elected.


“The Justice Report and the Crime Report show criminals are facing more charges and more arrests because this government has delivered more police and more resources for the Moreton region,” said Chris Whiting.


“The previous LNP government refused to release crime statistics. They didn’t want people to know what was going on in their own neighbourhood.


“One of the first actions of the Palaszczuk Government was to establish an independent crime statistics body,” said Chris Whiting.


Statistics for the north Moreton region in the reports include:


  • offences against property rates down 4 per cent
  • break-ins down 8.9 per cent
  • the rate of shop break-ins down by 22.9 per cent
  • fraud dropping 35.8 per cent
  • breaches in domestic and family violence protection orders down 2.1 per cent
  • drug offences down 2.2 per cent.
  • A slight increase in overall offences against the person (1.1%)
  • assaults are up 2.6 per cent
  • rape and attempted rape up 19.9 per cent.


“There are more police in Queensland now than ever before,” Chris Whiting said.


“We will also deliver an additional 535 police personnel over the next three years.


“This government will continue to provide police with the resources, training and technology they need to keep communities safe,” Chris Whiting said.

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