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REVEALED: The suburbs Rockhampton's prisoners hail from

THE majority of inmates in Queensland prisons are awaiting their sentencing.

Data released by the Queensland Police Service earlier this month showed a break down of the suburbs Queensland prisoner's hail from, and why they are behind bars.

Rockhampton's 4700 postcode has contributed 74 prisoners to Queensland's 8234-strong inmate count.

The North Rockhampton postcode added 12 criminals to that number.

In comparison Gladstone had a total of 40 locals in prison from their CBD postcode.

When it comes to Rockhampton suburbs, Berserker takes the cake with 26 locals behind bars, followed by Koongal with 16 and Frenchville with 15.

Emu Park, Middlemount, Lakes Creek and Wandal all had just one person incarcerated.

Woorabinda, two hours south-west of Rockhampton, had 35 residents in prison.

The data was calculated using the prisoners' external postal addresses.

The majority of prisoners in Queensland (1566 inmates) are between 25 and 29 years old.

The next highest group is the 30 to 34 year old age bracket with 1442 prisoners.

There are also 65 inmates aged 17 in Queensland's prison system, the only state in the nation that locks up 17-year-olds in adult prisons.

A massive 2258 inmates in our prisons are on remand awaiting sentencing, comprising 38.52% of our prisoners - followed by 1975 serving sentences between one and three years.

A breakdown of offences showed 449 people were convicted of murder; 764 for assault occasioning or actual bodily harm; 580 for assaulting police; 459 for breaking and entering; 439 for assault causing bodily harm and 403 for rape.

Central Queensland's prisoner break down:

  • Allenstown 10
  • Berserker 26
  • Biloela 11
  • Blackwater 7
  • Bouldercombe 3
  • Capella 1
  • Clermont 1
  • Dingo 1
  • Dysart 1
  • Emerald 12
  • Emu Park 1
  • Frenchville 15
  • Gladstone 40
  • Gracemere 21
  • Kabra 2
  • Kawana 18
  • Keppel Sands 2
  • Koongal 16
  • Lakes Creek 1
  • Middle Mount 1
  • Mt Larcom 2
  • Rockhampton 74
  • North Rockhampton 12
  • Tannum Sands 4
  • Wandal 1
  • Wooribinda 35
  • Zilzie 4

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