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Council is updated on crime figures

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27 JAN

Council is updated on crime figures

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

Anti-social behaviour is on the decrease in a Moorlands town but rape is on the increase – according to a Police report presented to community leaders last week. Although no representative from Staffordshire Police was able to attend last week’s monthly Leek Town Council meeting, a report was sent in from the force and circulated to councillors ahead of the meeting which took place on Tuesday, January 18.

Anti-social behaviour is on the decrease in a Moorlands town but rape is on the increase – according to a Police report presented to community leaders last week.

Although no representative from Staffordshire Police was able to attend last week’s monthly Leek Town Council meeting, a report was sent in from the force and circulated to councillors ahead of the meeting which took place on Tuesday, January 18.

In a report which was presented to Leek town councillors, a representative of Staffordshire Police stated: “ASB (anti social behaviour): Down 21 per cent for the previous 12 months. Incidents have gone from 516 the previous 12 months to 408, a decrease of 108.
“Begging/ Vagrancy has shown a 100 per cent increase in this time, eight incidents reported compared to four the previous 12 months.

Believe most of these will have involved the female who had been living in the church entrances recently who we now believe to have moved on from the area.
“Biggest decreases are ASB – fire which is down 100 per cent, no incidents recorded and ASB vehicle nuisance which is down 26 incidents a decrease of 65 per cent.

Possibly due to a number of road operations that have been carried out over the last couple of months.”

They added: “Crime: Showing a slight increase of four per cent which is 47 more incidents than the previous 12 months. 1,241 incidents up from 1,194.
“Rape is showing as the highest increase type in Leek, up nine incidents over the previous 12 months, increase of 69 per cent. However, a number of these incidents are not as initially reported.
“Burglary business and Business robbery are the two biggest decreases with – 67 per cent and – 50 per cent respectively.

This week is a national Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action which will see our teams carrying out a number of different proactive operations, crime prevention activities and community engagement opportunities in the town.”

Town councillors briefly discussed the latest crime figures at their meeting and agreed that they would like to discuss the figures directly with a police representative at a future meeting.

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