ALMOST 4000 crimes have been reported across the massive Mount Isa Police District within six months.
The busiest month for police would have been March with more than 700 crimes reported, according to QPS Crime Map data ranging between January and June.
According to its data a crime was most likely to happen at 10am – and even more likely at these times on Tuesday to Saturday.
The most common crime in the district – which ranges from Birdsville to the south, Mornington Island to the north, and Kynuna and Julia Creek to the east – are good order offences.
Good order offences is a vague term including a multitude of anti-social behaviour including public nuisance and obstructing police. There were 1107 examples of this across the district over six months.
It’s typically the more common crime for the district and it is other crimes that tend to vary with figures. There were 10 arsons and six of these were yet unsolved.
There were five robberies of which three were solved, and there were 47 counts of fraud. 25 of these had been solved.
The crime labelled by the crime map as ‘other theft’ happened 550 times. 293 of these had been unsolved. There were 301 cases of unlawful entry and 158 of these were unsolved. Of the 158 unsolved cases of unlawful entry, 118 were in the city of Mount Isa.
This crime map reports 445 counts of property damage. 262 of these matters were solved.
Handling stolen goods crimes were numbered at 37. All but seven of these had been solved by police.
Assaults were numbered at 514. The number of assaults that had been solved was 420.
Drug offences were counted at 353. Most of these were solved. Only 31 of these were unsolved.
There were 239 traffic and related matters and all but 11 of these had been solved. On top of this there were 50 reports of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and 18 had been unsolved. There was also 46 weapons acts offences.
Mount Isa Police Station’s officer-in-charge, Senior Sergeant Renee Hanrahan, said that in her division there were 392 thefts, 272 assaults, 269 property damages, 222 drug offences, and 34 frauds.
There were 206 unlawful entries with 89 of these having been solved.
Senior Sergeant Hanrahan said police continue investigations into the unsolved matters. “It is expected further clear-up of these offences will be achieved,” she said.
“We remind everyone to take their own safety measures in securing their property and premises, as many of these offences – particularly unlawful entry – were of unlocked addresses.”
To report suspicious matters to police contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.