Queenslanders not fooled by bikie crackdown says poll | Ipswich Queensland Times

Queenslanders not fooled by bikie crackdown says poll | Ipswich Queensland Times.

 

Of more than 1700 respondents, 60% believed stronger laws were needed to combat serious crime.

But only a quarter believed the state’s new anti-bikie laws were necessary, and 58% strongly disagreed with them.

>> Police Minister responds to survey with denial

Some 16% of respondents strongly agreed that bikie gangs were a major threat to the community and another 13% agreed.

Forty-two per cent strongly disagreed with that idea, while 53% either disagreed or strongly disagreed that motorcycle gangs were behind major drug and crime operations.

In a slap in the face for Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, just 15% of respondents strongly agreed with his approach to law and order issues, and a further 9% agreed.

By comparison, 54% of respondents strongly disagreed with his approach and another 13% disagreed with it.

There was strong support for keeping the government and the judiciary separate, with 71% strongly supportive and another 19% agreeing.

Respondents to the survey made it clear that they wanted tougher action against sex offenders, with closer monitoring favoured by a large majority.

A massive 92% favoured a more stringent regime for sex offenders, with 65% strongly agreeing with a tougher approach.

Most people in the community do not agree with the notion that crime in their community is getting worse.

Just 29% felt that crime was becoming worse in their neighbourhoods, including 9% who strongly agreed.

More than a third of people, however, disagreed with the notion that crime was worsening.

Sending offenders to jail was considered by 50% of survey participants to be an effective way to combat crime.

Some 42% of respondents thought more hoons’ cars should be crushed, while 59% either agreed or strongly agreed that police should target traffic offences.

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