A man in the Moreton Bay region broke into commercial premises with a paver brick but could barely stay awake to do the job. After taking a few power naps, he left and went for another power nap at the property next door.
The Queensland Crime Report 2018-19 reveals there has been a decline in most property-related crime since 2001. This includes break and enter and motor vehicle theft.
The statistics for unlawful entry offences (dwellings and outbuilding residential land) in 2018-19 are:
- Unlawful entry with intent (dwelling) without violence – 23,330
- Unlawful entry with intent (dwelling) with violence – 674
- Unlawful entry with intent (dwelling) with shop – 12
- Unlawful entry with intent (dwelling) with other – 5,126
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“It’s tiring work committing crime”, Queensland Police, 4 June 2020
Queensland Crime Report 2018-19, Queensland Government’s Statistician Office, Queensland Treasury
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