Oxley & Inala Included In Top 10 Suburbs For Vehicle Theft in Queensland

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Brisbane suburbs such as Oxley and Inala are among the top suburbs when it comes to car theft in the state. This is according to data released by The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ), ranking the top suburbs with the most numberĀ of claims for car theft in Queensland from 2015-2017.

In the past three years, the RACQ received over 50,000 claims for stolen vehicles. The worst place in Queensland for car theft is in Southport.

Top 10 suburbs for stolen cars (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017)

  1. Southport
  2. Red Hill
  3. Harristown
  4. Caboolture
  5. Inala
  6. Sunnybank Hills
  7. Zillmere
  8. Oxley
  9. Fortitude Valley
  10. Arundel

Source: RACQ

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RACQ also noted that Toyota Landcruiser, Ford Falcon and Toyota Corolla are the vehicle models that tend to be appealing to thieves as well.

Police Warning

The number of car theft in the Centenary and south Brisbane areas also grabbed the attention of local police.

According to the Centenary Police, the vehicles that have been targeted over the past contains valuable belongings inside the vehicle.

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The alarming number of car theft in Oxley and Inala prompted the Centenary Police to remind residents to always secure their vehicles in a locked garage if possible. For those who park on the street or open areas, always take your valuable with you. Parking in a well-lit spot is highly-recommended as well.

Should you notice any suspicious activity, report it at 131 444.