Just a gentle reminder that you can pro-actively monitor crime occurrences in your suburb! How? By getting criminal statistics on-line, that is, via the interactive Queensland Police Service Website’s very own Crime Map aka http://www.police.qld.gov.au/forms/CrimeStatsDesktop.asp
How to use the on-line statistics portal:
- Select geographic areas – go to (b) and type in your suburb name then click on ‘Go’
- Select time period – type in your between dates then click on ‘Go’
- Select offence types – Select All for a complete search of all offences then click on ‘Go’; or
- Select None, then click on your preferred offence name and a ‘tick’ will show your choices then click on ‘Go’.
Searches can be made by entering a:
- street name,
- post code,
- specific time period or
- an offence.
An area map will appear with red dots that represent generic areas where the crimes have occurred, what type of offences they were, and if solved or unsolved.
Please note, that the materials available on or through this website are distributed by the Queensland Government as an information source only. * Please read the Disclaimer (‘About the Data’) attached to this QPS site.
Information can be represented as heat maps, graphs or interrogated through a 24-hour wheel function.
- Your chosen map will keep updating and you will then have icons appear on the screen to the right.
- Hover the curser over the red circles and further details of the offence will generate.
- To analyse the data, a fourth step will allow you to make a hotspot density map, graph, time lines and a daily grid.
By knowing what the current crime trends are in your community, you can then implement safety and security strategies to help protect your family, property, and that of your neighbours.
For more information about crime prevention initiatives go to: http://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/ or contact your local District Crime Prevention Coordinator at your local police station for advice.
This article is a re-post from 2013, when the portal was launched.
Remember to report suspicious behaviour to Policelink on 131444.
To report information on a crime, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or go online crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day. If the situation is urgent and requires police attendance call 000.
For all non-urgent incidents, police reporting, or general police inquiries, contact Policelink on 131 444 or visit Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.
Stay safe, be happy!