Reported crime in Whitley ward has increased by 5% between the 12 months ending February 2016 and the 12 months ending February 2017, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office.
Reports of drug offences increased by 86%, and shoplifting and robbery by 60% each. The crimes with the greatest incidence were antisocial behaviour at 22% of all reported crime in the ward, and violence, at 21%. Violent crime actually fell by 4% in the period after a surge of 55% during the previous year.
This table shows the same data as the graph, with a total at the bottom.
|Category||March 2014 to February 2015||March 2015 to February 2016||March 2016 to February 2017||% change between February 2015 and February 2016||% change between February 2016 and February 2017|
|Anti social behaviour||286||287||305||0||6|
|Criminal damage arson||134||156||156||16||0|
|Theft from the person||12||22||22||83||0|
|Possession of weapons||5||6||9||20||50|
Notes about the data.
- Data is sourced from data.police.uk who say this data is subject to alteration, and locations are approximated.
- Minor discrepancies in per-area totals between the police mapping tool and that shown here are usually because a crimes anonymised location is given as the middle of a public road forming the boundary between two areas.
- Changes in crime numbers may be artefactual; a change in category definitions or reporting protocols, for example.
- Data may be released with more than a months delay. The data shown here is the most recently released at the time of publication.
- Police neighbourhood boundaries may change each month and are not the same as ward boundaries. This article uses the more stable ward boundaries.