Ipswich a safer place to call home
QUEENSLAND Police statistics show assault, armed robbery and sex offences have halved in Ipswich since 2008.
Mayor Paul Pisasale said Ipswich's Safe City surveillance camera network as well as a healthy partnership between police and the Neighbourhood Watch program had contributed to making the city safer.
"It's not just the cameras, it's the way they work with the police," Cr Pisasale said.
"Also have a look at our unemployment figures - we are at 3.5 per cent, which is below the state unemployment figure of 5.4% and the national figure of 5.1% - these things are all inter-related."
Most police districts in Brisbane experienced significant rises in serious crime over the same three-year period.
The Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley had the highest rates of assault and robbery.