Outlaw motorcycle gangs are responsible for more criminal activity in Queensland and NSW than in any other states, an Australian Institute of Criminology report has found.
The research, led by AIC principal research analyst Christopher Dowling and Serious and Organised Crime Research Laboratory research manager Anthony Morgan, found the size and economic activity of the two states were appealing for organised criminals.
The Criminal Mobility of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in Australia report found Queensland had 54 per cent of the offending for chapters, based on a sample size of 1923 members across 377 chapters and 35 gangs.
This was followed by NSW, which had 53 per cent, and the report showed patterns of criminal gang members moving between the two states.
Both states had the highest probability of bikies committing their next offence in a different state and territory in the country.
Dr Dowling and Mr Morgan said almost one in 10 bikies had recorded offences, excluding public order and regulatory offences, across more than one state or territory.
“Overall, more than one-third of chapters had members with offences recorded outside the jurisdictions in which they were based,” they said.
“However, most members tended to limit their offending to their own states and territories.”
Many of the OMCGs in Australia were founded in NSW, including the Comancheros, or Queensland, including the Black Uhlans and Rebels.
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