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Report confirms crime increase

Ram raid at Harvey Norman Loganholme on Sunday night. Photo: Inga Williams / The Reporter
Ram raid at Harvey Norman Loganholme on Sunday night. Photo: Inga Williams / The Reporter Inga Williams

STATISTICS released by the Queensland Police in their annual crime rate report last week has found the south-eastern region division which includes Logan and the Gold Coast is among some of the worst crime hotspots in the state.

With the state's overall crime rate rising by 6%, the south-eastern region crime rate has nearly doubled that with the latest figures showing an 11% jump in crime.

Logan Mayor Pam Parker said she was disappointed with the results.

"These figures are really alarming," Cr Parker said.

"We want Logan to be known as a safe place for families and residents.

"That is why my focus for next year's budget will be to roll out more safety cameras in crime hotspots throughout the city.

I want people to know if they do the crime, they will do the time here in Logan.

 

"With added cameras around the city, people who are not doing the wrong thing will have nothing to worry about.

"My focus is on economic development and you can't do that if the city doesn't have a safe image."

Cr Parker said the success of the current security cameras had resulted in more prosecutions being laid for trouble makers.

"The cameras are a great asset to the police when prosecuting offenders," she said.

"It means police can then spend more time out on the streets."

In a bid to help combat crime in the area, 18 new police officers joined the south-eastern region, having graduated from the Queensland Police College in Oxley last week.

Topics:  crime, logan, ram raid


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