February crime statistics for Whitley ward


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
Violent crime 199 308 297 55 -4
Other theft 179 192 163 7 -15
Criminal damage arson 134 156 156 16 0
Shoplifting 72 62 99 -14 60
Burglary 70 99 95 41 -4
Vehicle crime 73 73 89 0 22
Drugs 34 22 41 -35 86
Public order 17 31 35 82 13
Bicycle theft 39 29 32 -26 10
Other crime 12 18 29 50 61
Theft from the person 12 22 22 83 0
Possession of weapons 5 6 9 20 50
Robbery 8 5 8 -38 60
Total 1140 1310 1380 15 5

Notes about the data.

  1. Data is sourced from data.police.uk who say this data is subject to alteration, and locations are approximated.
  2. 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.
  3. Changes in crime numbers may be artefactual; a change in category definitions or reporting protocols, for example.
  4. Data may be released with more than a months delay. The data shown here is the most recently released at the time of publication.
  5. Police neighbourhood boundaries may change each month and are not the same as ward boundaries. This article uses the more stable ward boundaries.

Links

  1. Neighbourhood crime statistics
  2. Source data
  3. Reading ward profiles
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