Bentley Park, Queensland

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Bentley Park
Queensland
Coordinates 17°00′14″S 145°44′17″E / 17.004°S 145.738°E / -17.004; 145.738Coordinates: 17°00′14″S 145°44′17″E / 17.004°S 145.738°E / -17.004; 145.738
Population 7,420 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4869
Location 9 km (6 mi) south of Cairns City
LGA(s) Cairns Regional Council
State electorate(s) Mulgrave
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Localities around Bentley Park:
Lamb Range Mount Sheridan White Rock
Lamb Range Bentley Park Edmonton
Lamb Range Edmonton Edmonton

Bentley Park is a suburb of Cairns within the local government area of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located approximately 9 km (6 mi) south of the Cairns City. At the 2011 census, Bentley Park had a population of 7,420.[1]

History[edit]

Bentley Park State School was originally opened in 1997. In 2004, the construction of high school facilities made it a P-12 school called Bentley Park College.[3]

Crime Rate[edit]

The homicide rate is low compared to other areas in Queensland. According to Queensland Police, from December 2004 to December 2014 only two homicides occurred. Theft is by far the most common crime recorded in the area. Over a year-long period from the 5th of December 2013 to the 5th of December 2014 there were 248 reports of theft filed with Police.[4]

Bentley Park Crime Rate: Dec 2013-2014[5]

Offence Committed Solved
Theft 248 102
Property Damage 97 38
Drug 84 83
Assault 32 24
Fraud 11 10
Arson 4 4
Weapons 3 3
Homicide 1 1
Robbery 1 0

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bentley Park". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bentley Park (entry 45559)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "History". Bentley Park College. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Online Crime Statistics". Queensland Police. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Online Crime Statistics". Queensland Police. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

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