Record-Breaking Car Thefts Unveil Disturbing Trends, Inala Amongst Hardest Hit Areas​​

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Did you know that car thefts are at a 10-year all-time high in QLD and Inala is among the hardest hit suburbs?



According to statistics obtained from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the number of car thefts in the state has skyrocketed in the past year, reaching unprecedented levels. The figures reveal an alarming increase of 38 per cent compared to the previous year, leaving authorities and communities puzzled.

Among the areas significantly impacted by the car theft epidemic, Inala emerges as one of the top hotspots, with 394 unlawful use of motor vehicle offences between May 2022 and April 2023. 

Local law enforcement officials are working tirelessly to address the issue, implementing additional measures to curb the rising trend. Authorities have increased patrols, implemented community awareness campaigns, and encouraged residents to adopt security measures to safeguard their vehicles.  

The QPS has also made strides in mapping car thefts to identify patterns and target areas of concern. The data collected from these efforts will aid in developing effective strategies to tackle the issue head-on.

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Residents who have experienced the brunt of these incidents are now demanding more robust action from law enforcement agencies to combat this growing problem. Local businesses have also felt the impact of the car thefts, with owners and employees fearing for their safety as criminals become increasingly brazen. The rise in vehicle-related crimes not only threatens the community’s security but also has a significant economic impact on the area.

As investigations into the car thefts continue, authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to protect their vehicles. Basic steps such as locking car doors, parking in well-lit areas, and using security devices can go a long way in deterring potential thieves.



The QPS is working closely with local communities, conducting forums and workshops to educate residents on crime prevention strategies. 

Published 14-June-2023