There's little argument that the Queensland capital of Brisbane can be a wonderful place to live. On its annual list of the world's most liveable places, The Economist placed it as number 18, a more than respectable result in the global survey of 140 cities.
Look a little closer at those findings, however, and you may agree that while 18th is a decent result, four other Australian cities featured higher up the rankings. So what is it that leaves Brisbane trailing Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth? It may not be the only factor at play, but a rising crime rate in the city surely isn't helping matters.
Crime in the Queensland capital
According to figures from the Queensland Police, reports of crime in Brisbane have been trending upwards for around the last five years. In 2015, however, the situation reached its worst point in over 15 years, with almost 460,000 reported incidents across the city. Much of the blame for the increases can be placed on drug offences, which have more than doubled since 2010.
While the authorities work tirelessly to address these troubling issues, individuals and businesses can take the initiative and reach out to private security firms to protect themselves, their families and their property.
Peace of mind from mobile patrol security
It's not easy to constantly monitor your home or place of business, but alarm systems and mobile security patrol services are available to ease your concerns as much as possible. You don't have to have been a victim of crime in the past to appreciate the feeling of unease that comes from inadequate protection.
Having trusted experts monitoring your security can not only increase the chances of having a favourable resolution following a crime, their presence can act as a deterrent, minimising the risk of anything happening in the first place. Speak to NSR Security today about your options.