IT’S been a big year for crime in the Garden City, with offence numbers fluctuating throughout the last four to six months.

COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t seem to stop crime, in fact a new sort of offending was introduced which saw locals fined for breaking lockdown rules.

Drug offences remained consistently high throughout the city, with plenty of people passing through court on supply and possession charges.

Fraud offences seemed to spike around April, and numbers remained steady throughout the next four months.

One notable fraudster was the Toowoomba man caught stealing people’s dole and tax returns.

Sexual offences and assaults have remained consistent in the last six months, with several offenders passing through Toowoomba courts in the last six months.

Here is a breakdown of crime numbers between April and August of this year:

OFFENCE BREAKDOWN:

August – 932 offences in total

Assault: 59 offences

Sexual offences: 11 offences

Robbery: 10 offences

Fraud: 24 offences

Drug offences: 167 offences

Breach of DVO: 52 offences

Weapons: 18 offences

July – 981 offences in total

Assault: 31 offences

Sexual offences: 13 offences

Robbery: four offences

Fraud: 32 offences

Drug offences: 258 offences

Breach of DVO: 30 offences

Weapons: 25 offences

June – 1116 offences in total

Assault: 51 offences

Sexual offences: seven offences

Robbery: three offences

Fraud: 125 offences

Drug offences: 256 offences

Breach of DVO: 72 offences

Weapons: 28 offences

May – 1063 offences in total

Assault: 31 offences

Sexual offences: eight offences

Robbery: two offences

Fraud: 29 offences

Drug offences: 352 offences

Breach of DVO: 60 offences

Weapons: 26 offences

April – 897 offences in total

Assault: 36 offences

Sexual offences: six offences

Robbery: six offences

Fraud: 97 offences

Drug offences: 196 offences

Breach of DVO: 46 offences

Weapons: 27 offences

Originally published as Toowoomba’s most common crimes, offences revealed



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