Whitley shoplifting up 63%

Reported crime in Whitley has increased by 7% between the 12 months ending March 2016 and the 12 months ending March 2017, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office.

Reports of shoplifting were up 63% in the period, and theft from the person down 16%. Antisocial behaviour and violent crime were the most reported crime.

This table shows the same data as the graph, with a total at the bottom.

Category April 2015 to March 2016 April 2016 to March 2017 % change between March 2016 and March 2017
Anti social behaviour 289 314 9
Violent crime 319 297 -7
Other theft 186 167 -10
Criminal damage arson 158 160 1
Shoplifting 64 104 63
Burglary 91 97 7
Vehicle crime 74 90 22
Bicycle theft 30 39 30
Drugs 26 37 42
Public order 31 34 10
Other crime 16 29 81
Theft from the person 25 21 -16
Possession of weapons 6 9 50
Robbery 5 8 60
Total 1320 1406 7

Notes about the data.

  1. Data is sourced from data.police.uk who say it 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 crime’s 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 month’s 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.


  1. Neighbourhood crime statistics
  2. Source data

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