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Emergency Phone Numbers

Crime Stoppers:

1800 333 000

Policelink:

131 444

Our Focus in 2009-10

Our objectives
  • Reduce the incidence and impact of crime and road trauma in Queensland
  • Strengthen Queensland’s capacity to plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters and major events
  • Enhance community confidence in, and satisfaction with, policing in Queensland
Our strategies
  • Prevent, respond to, investigate and solve crime
  • Conduct traffic enforcement and road safety initiatives
  • Plan for and respond to disasters and major events
  • Promote ethical and professional behaviour
Our performance

Rate of recorded offences:

  • against people
  • involving property

Rate of Personal Safet Offences
In 2009-10, there was a 1% increase in the rate of personal safety offences reported for every 100 000 people in Queensland and a 2% decrease in the rate of reported offences involving property. Looking at the broader picture, over the last ten years the rate of offences against the person has decreased by 20% and property offences have dropped by 48%.

Rate of road crash fatalities
  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Rate of road crash fatalities per 100 000 people 8.46 8.84 7.79 8.04 6.04

Rate of road crash fatalities per 100 000 people
The Queensland Police Service remains committed to combating the loss of life on Queensland roads.

  • Between 2005 and 2009, Queensland experienced an increase of almost 16% in vehicle registrations. This equates to an additional 518 419 vehicles on our roads.
  • In 2009, Queensland’s population growth represented 25.5% of the national increase. As well, Queensland had some 5 million interstate and 2 million overseas visitors.
  • During 2009-10, the QPS dedicated 601 948 hours to traffic operations.

Percentage of people satisfied or very satisfied with:

  • police dealing with public order problems
  • police dealing with disasters and major events
  • police services


Community satisfaction with how police handle public order problems in Queensland increased during this reporting year.

Public satisfaction with how police handle public order problems

Community satisfaction with how police handle public order problems in Queensland increased during this reporting year.

 

 

Queensland / Australia

Queensland

Australia

 Public satisfaction with police response to disasters and major events In 2009-10, Queensland was the only state in Australia to measure public satisfaction with the policing response to disasters and major events in the National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing. Results have been positive.
 General satisfaction with pollcing services

While the general level of satisfaction with policing in Queensland is comparable to the national average, it is interesting to note that according to the National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing, people who have actually had contact with police in the last 12 month consistently rate their level of satisfaction much higher at around 80%.

Queensland / Australia

Queensland

Australia

 Police perform their jobs professionally

 

 

 

Queensland / Australia

Queensland

Australia

There was a decline in the percentage of Queenslanders who agreed that police perform their jobs professionally in 2009-10 when compared to the 2008-09 figure.

Research shows that the public’s main source of information on crime and criminal justice issues comes from the media. Attitudinal data can be influenced in the short term by adverse or highly publicised events. The accuracy of perceptions varies depending on the medium, and is least accurate for people relying on talkback radio and commercial television.

Indemaur, D., & Roberts, L. (November 2009). Confidence in the Criminal Justice System ‘Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice’. No. 387. Australian Institute of Criminology

Last updated 11/11/2010