If you live in Brisbane, you know that sometimes it just feels like a big country town and it’s a safe place to be. And it’s true! Brisbane is the safest capital city on the east coast with a much lower crime rate than Melbourne or Sydney. This is due to a lot of factors including the affordability of Brisbane and the smaller city.
BUT, Brisbane is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia (word of our sunshine must have gotten out!), and as the population grows, the affordability drops and opportunities for crime increases.
Queensland households saw a 2.2% attempted break-in rate, with a total of 40,700 incidents reported to local authorities. 16.4% of all burglaries that took place in Australia in 2017 happened in Queensland.
In 2015 a survey of DUMA (Drug Use Monitoring in Australia) detainees was conducted to help police learn more about why property crime happens – straight from the people who are committing it.
Participants were asked what deters themselves and other criminals from committing break ins, here are the top results…
- Improved security – 31%
- Changes to policing – 20%
- Increased affluence – 11%
- Increased imprisonment – 10%
- Changes in drug use – 7%
- Changes in the market for stolen goods – 4%
They were also asked the reasons they might target certain properties. The reasons fell heavily into opportunistic attacks rather than a planned effort against a particular property. The top answers for what encourages break ins were…
- Houses that appeared vacant or unoccupied
- Doors and window left open
- Rubbish bins left outside on the curb
- No lights turned on inside the house in the evening
- An overflowing mailbox
- Any valuable items on display or in view either in the yard on from a door or window
This information shows that break ins, or unlawful entry is a crime of opportunity and not often planned.
We know also know that there are a lot of easy things that you can do to protect yourself and your property.
Brisbane Crime Rates By Suburb
Here are the top ten suburbs for crime rates around Brisbane:
- Forest Lake
- Deception Bay
- Sunnybank Hills
- Surfers Paradise
If you’re living in or around these areas, then your home may be at greater risk of break-ins, theft or even other forms of property damage. This not only means you may not only pay higher premiums for your home insurance, but more importantly, your family could be in danger.
You deserve to feel safe in your home at all times.
Sunnybank & Robertson Area Crime Rates
In 2017 alone, the QLD Government reported over 1,090 unlawful entry offences in the Upper Mount Gravatt Division including Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills and Robertson. And over 4,307 offences against property including damage and other theft offences.
What does this mean for your property?
Crime rates differ across the city with some suburbs having a higher crime rates than others it’s important to do your research to protect you home.
Even though there are high crime rates in this area, Sunnybank and the surrounding suburbs like Robertson and Upper Mount Gravatt are in high demand for buying and renting property. This largely comes down to the affordability of the area – which means younger people are moving to these areas to start their families.
This means that as more families and younger independents settle into this area, crime rates could start to decrease. However, a savvy burglar could see this as an opportunity to target new homeowners who might not have the right security in place yet.
This means that more younger families will be buying in areas with a high-crime rate. If you already own in these areas, the benefits of getting security screens are two-fold.
Security screens aren’t just a solution to helping you feel more safe at home, but a long-term investment that can add tons of value to your property as well. By installing Crimsafe, the highest quality security screens on the market, not only will you be giving yourself peace of mind, but you’ll be boosting the resale potential of your property.
Protecting Your Home & Family
There are a lot of ways that you can protect your home from break-ins, but installing a high-value security screen is one of the easiest ways to get peace of mind that you and your family are safe.
Davcon is Brisbane’s only dedicated supplier of Crimsafe products – the market leader in security screens known for their strength and durability. Backed by a 10-year warranty, Crimsafe screens will protect your home and family.
No matter where you’re living, you should always protect your home as much as possible for the safety of your home and family. Read about our top tips for home security to learn more about how you can give yourself and your family peace of mind.
Are you ready to protect your family?
Davcon offer a free on-site quote for your home and can answer any questions that you may still have about Crimsafe.
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