Inala has topped the list of South-East Queensland’s worst hotspots for break-ins, according to the Queensland Police Service.

Figures released by the Queensland Police Service to Quest News reveal that there were 272 unlawful entry with intent offences recorded in Inala last year, giving the suburb a clear ‘win’ over second-placed Forest Lake, with 205 offences.

Upper Mt Gravatt officer-in-charge Acting Senior Sergeant Alasdair MacLeod told Quest News that a suburb’s proximity to the rail network is a major factor in the amount of break-ins that are likely to take place there. Three southside suburbs — Runcorn, Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills — had the dubious honour of making the top 10.

“If you look what’s beyond us on the rail network, there’s Logan and Browns Plains,” he said. “That’s why police run rail operations because, if we get people on other offences like evading fares and outstanding warrants, they can’t commit breaks. Having said that, we’ve solved and cleared incidents well above the state average.”

He said his division was “tracking well” for a significant drop in burglaries, shop break-ins and other property offences in the 2014-15 financial year.

The ‘top’ 15 South-East Queensland suburbs for break-ins are…

  1. Inala (272)
  2. Forest Lake (205)
  3. Deception Bay (203)
  4. Woodridge (190)
  5. Runcorn (161)
  6. Southport (158)
  7. Sunnybank (156)
  8. Sunnybank Hills (151)
  9. Surfers Paradise (135)
  10. Eagleby (128)
  11. Kingston (126)
  12. Dalby (118)
  13. Slacks Creek (112)
  14. Caboolture (112)
  15. Helensvale (110)

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