Gladstone's most violent suburbs

GLADSTONE Central, with its triangle of late night drinking spots, is the region's most violent suburb with 51 assaults reported to Gladstone police in the past 12 months.

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Coming in close in second spot is West Gladstone which recorded 47 violent assaults.

However, what the data shows is that for the 4680 postcode the further you live away from the main late night drinking hotspots, violent assaults are significantly fewer in number

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After the CBD and West Gladstone South Gladstone rounds out the top three most violent suburbs with 23 incidents of assault, followed by Clinton (16), New Auckland and Tannum Sands (14), Boyne Island (13), Barney Point (9), Kin Kora (7) Sun Valley and Toolooa (6), Telina (4) Glen Eden (3) and Kirkwood (2).

Gladstone violence hotspots.
Gladstone violence hotspots.

In 2015, 2014 and 2013 there were a total of 223, 204 and 260 assaults across Gladstone.

Gladstone Central - 51 - With a cluster of 15 assaults, unsurprisingly Yarroon St outside the Central Lane Hotel and Goondoon St outside the Reef Hotel and MIePLACE Niteclub appear to be more like boxing rings than streets.

Other assaults in the CBD occurred on Roseberry St, Auckland St, Tank St and Gladstone Memorial Park Reserve.

West Gladstone - 47 Covering a large area the violent hotspots in West Gladstone appear to centre on the Blain Dr roundabout on the Dawson Hwy and Park St. There were eight assaults close to the Blain Dr roundabout which is located close to the Rocky Glen Hotel.

South Gladstone - 23 The assaults in South Gladstone were spread out amongst several streets. However there was a cluster of assaults in neighbouring streets, Forrest Pl, Ouston Pl, Oasis Ct and Roberts St.

1. Gladstone Central --- 51 assaults

WITH a cluster of 15 assaults, unsurprisingly Yarroon St outside the Central Lane Hotel and Goondoon St outside the Reef Hotel and MIePLACE Niteclub appear to be more like boxing rings than streets.

Other assaults in the CBD occurred on Roseberry St, Auckland St, Tank St and Gladstone Memorial Park Reserve. 

Gladstone Central has had 51 assaults in the past year.
Gladstone Central has had 51 assaults in the past year.

2. West Gladstone --- 47 assaults

COVERING a large area the violent hotspots in West Gladstone appear to centre on the Blain Dr roundabout on the Dawson Hwy and Park St. There were eight assaults close to the Blain Dr roundabout which is located close to the Rocky Glen Hotel.

3. South Gladstone --- 23 assualts 

The assaults in South Gladstone were spread out amongst several streets. However there was a cluster of assaults in neighbouring streets, Forrest Pl, Ouston Pl, Oasis Ct and Roberts St. 

South Gladstone has had 23 assaults in the past year.
South Gladstone has had 23 assaults in the past year.

4. Clinton --- 16 assaults

There was a cluster of three assaults on McIver Rd in the past 12 months.

Aspland St, Anderson St, and Harvey Rd also had two assaults each. But the remaining seven are sprawled across the suburb.

Clinton has had 16 assaults in the past year.
Clinton has had 16 assaults in the past year.

WATTLE St, the corner of Penda Ave and Sharyn Dr, and Olsen Ave, each had two assaults in the past year.

But the remaining eight were isolated to one locations.

New Auckland has had 14 assaults in the past year.
New Auckland has had 14 assaults in the past year.

6. Tannum Sands --- 14 assaults

The most violent area in Tannum Sands is Pacific Ave, with seven assaults.

Tannum has had 14 assaults in the past year.
Tannum has had 14 assaults in the past year.

6. Boyne Island --- 13 assualts

THE violence at Boyne Island was shared among several streets, including Malpas St, Tarcoola Dr, Belatana Dr and Hayes Ave. 

7. Barney Point --- 9 assualts

THE worst place to be in Barney Point when trouble arises is Barney St, with four assaults occurring in the area. There were two assaults close to Kianga St and Golding St.

8. Kin Kora --- 7 assaults

ASIDE from a cluster of three assaults near the Dawson Hwy roundabout, on Philip St, the remaining four assaults occurred around the suburb.

Kin Kora has had 7 assaults in the past year.
Kin Kora has had 7 assaults in the past year.

 

9. Sun Valley --- 6 assaults

DESPITE having relatively few streets and area compared to some of Gladstone's bigger suburbs, Sun Valley has had six assaults in the past year, half in isolated locations.

But there was three on Archer St.   

Sun Valley has had 6 assaults in the past year.
Sun Valley has had 6 assaults in the past year.

10. Toolooa --- 6 assaults

THERE was three assaults along Darlymple Dr in the past three months. The remaining three occurred in the back streets of Toolooa.

Toolooa has had 6 assaults in the past year.
Toolooa has had 6 assaults in the past year.

11. Telina - 4 assaults

THIS suburb has had just four assaults in the past year, with two each on Jupiter St and Veron Rd.

Telina has had 4 assaults in the past year.
Telina has had 4 assaults in the past year.

12. Glen Eden --- 3 assaults

WHILE one assaults is too many, the reasonable size of Glen Eden -- in terms of streets and land area -- means it has performed relatively well with just three assaults.

They were all in isolated locations.

Glen Eden has had 3 assaults in the past year.
Glen Eden has had 3 assaults in the past year.


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