Gladstone sexual offences hit peak

ONLY three times in 15 years has there been as many sexual offences in Gladstone as there was in February.

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According to the latest Queensland Police data, there were 23 sexual offences -- rape and attempted rape, among a litany of other unwanted sexual advances. 

It got this high in March last year when it hit 25 and before in August 2003, also 25.

CHART Sexual offences in Gladstone 

And sexual offences reached a 15-year high last year, with nearly one person being sexually assaulted every three days in Gladstone.

It's well ahead of the next highest in 2014 when it was closer to one every five days.



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