‘Visitor' crimes rise
THE number of offences committed in Warwick by people from out of town is on the increase - but with the "clear-up rate" well above the state average, local police say there is no doubt the Rose City is still among the safest places to live.
Warwick police officer in charge Senior Sergeant Stewart Day said there were "a number of people" arrested recently who were not residents of Warwick.
"We are fully aware of the issues and we are dealing with them," he said.
"We patrol constantly around the town and most of our patrols are intelligence driven."
He said the clear-up rate, or the ability for officers to track down and charge offenders, was much higher than the state average.
"We work with all police in the Warwick district and we obviously deal with offenders from different jurisdictions," he said.
"Police are working hard to ensure crime is reduced in the area. We're urging people to help by locking cars and premises and if they have any tips contact police."
Phone 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.