Crime making a comeback in Queensland since Covid restrictions lifted

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Police data shows crime is making a worrying comeback in Queensland since the lifting of Covid restrictions and lockdowns, Dr Terry Goldsworthy writes.
Crime has been on a hiatus in Queensland on the back of lockdowns and restrictions during COVID, however with the lifting of these crime is making a comeback in Queensland. Queensland Police data shows that the overall crime rate for Queensland has increased five per cent compared to the previous 12-month period, increasing from 768 offences to 807 offences per hundred thousand people. The rate of robberies increased 33 per cent, assaults 69 per cent, sexual offences 14 per cent, and unlawful entries 23 per cent.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Sunday Mail
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2022


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