RAILWAY STATION ASSAULT NUMBERS DOWN IN PINE RIVERS
State Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, is calling on rail commuters to remain conscious of their personal safety at railway stations, in spite of a downward trend in recorded assaults at Pine Rivers Railway Stations in recent years.
In response to a Question on Notice asked in Parliament by Mr Holswich, the Minister for Transport and Main Roads advised that there has been a decrease in recorded assaults at Strathpine, Bray Park and Lawnton Railway Stations from a high in 2010.
“2010 was a forgettable year for recorded assaults at Pine Rivers Railway Stations, with a total of nine recorded,” Mr Holswich said.
“Thankfully that number has decreased since, with only one recorded assault to date in 2013.”
“Queensland Rail and Queensland Police Service, particularly through the Police Railway Squad, work well in partnership to target crime and anti-social behaviour on our rail network.”
“As well as regular police presence, each of these local railway stations has an extensive network of closed circuit television systems which assist Police and Railway staff to manage security incidents.”
The following table highlights police recorded assaults by calendar year for Railway Stations in the Pine Rivers electorate (source: Q-PRIME provided by the Railway Squad Intelligence Unit).