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REVEALED: Worst areas for drug offences in Mackay

Almost 880 drug offences have been recorded in the Mackay District from Jan 1 to May 10, 2017.
Almost 880 drug offences have been recorded in the Mackay District from Jan 1 to May 10, 2017. Queensland Police

SINCE the start of 2017, two Mackay areas have been singled it out as the top suburb for drug offences in the police district.

At 83 since January 1, Bowen takes top spot for the amount of drug offences, while Mackay comes in a close second at 81.

In total 881 drug offences were recorded in the Mackay Police District from the beginning of the year until May 10.

South Mackay, Andergrove and North Mackay wrap out the top five at 66, 63 and 60 drug offences respectively.

While many areas featured are close to Mackay centre, the first inland town to appear on the list is Moranbah with 25.

Drug offences in Mackay:

Bowen: 83

Mackay: 81

South Mackay: 66

Andergrove: 63

North Mackay: 60

Mount Pleasant: 57

West Mackay: 39

Beaconsfield: 35

Cannonvale: 34

Blacks Beach: 28

Moranbah: 25

Airlie Beach: 23

Jubilee Pocket: 18

East Mackay: 17

Rural View: 16

Sarina: 14

Ooralea: 14

Finch Hatton: 14

Glenella: 13

Mirani: 12

Bakers Creek: 12

Proserpine: 10

Dysart: 10

Dolphin Heads: 8

Bucasia: 8

Mount Martin: 7

Collinsville: 7

Whitsundays: 6

Slade Point: 6

Shoal Point: 6

Sandiford: 6

Middlemount: 6

Habana: 6

Cremorne: 6

Paget: 5

Eimeo: 5

Te Kowai: 4

Septimus: 4

Pinnacle: 4

Gregory River: 4

Gargett: 4

Ball Bay: 4

Rosella: 3

Richmond: 3

North Eton: 3

Mackay Harbour: 3

Cannon Valley: 3

Walkerston: 2

Sarina Beach: 2

Pindi Pindi: 2

Mount Julian: 2

Mandalay: 2

Hampden: 2

Grasstree Beach: 2

Gemini Mountains: 2

Coppabella: 2

Campwin Beach: 2

Bloomsbury: 2

Mount Ossa: 1

Goorganga Plains: 1

Topics:  bowen criminal drug police

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