THIEVES have their sights set on the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
RACQ has released a top 10 list of the worst suburbs in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay areas for home theft.
The Insurer's 2015 Home Security Index has revealed Bald Knob, Balmoral Ridge, Booroobin, Cambroon, Conondale, Curramore, Elaman Creek, Harper Creek, Maleny, North Maleny, Reesville, Witta and Wootha were the home robbery hotspots. Mooloolaba and Mountain Creek came in second.
Do you always lock your front door?
This poll ended on 24 July 2015.
Yes, better to be safe than sorry
No, there's no point I live in a safe neighbourhood
I sometimes do and sometimes don't, it doesn't bother me
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Break-ins in the areas of Tanawha, Budeirm, Sippy Downs and Forest Glenrated fourth on the list, followed by the region of Belli Park, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, Eumundi and Weyba Downs.
Cotton Tree and Maroochydore had the sixth most home break-ins.
The suburbs least likely to experience break-ins were Bli Bli, Burnside, Coes Creek, Cooloolabin, Dulong, Flaxton, Highworth, Image Flat, Kiamba, Kulangoor, Kureelpa, Mapleton, Montville, Nambour, Parklands, Perwillowen, Rosemount, Towen Mountain.
RACQ Executive Manager Insurance Communications Mike Sopinski said research also showed a relaxed attitude to security around the house.
"More than half (60.5%) of Sunshine Coast residents say they're not worried about leaving their home unattended in case it gets robbed.
"It's also worrying more than one-third (39.8%) of householders admit to leaving their homes unlocked.
"We remind residents to implement basic home security at all times.
"Most break-ins are opportunistic and many householders are making it easy for thieves to enter properties through the likes of open or unlocked doors and windows."
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