Staines crime: More than 200 incidents reported in just one month

December 6, 2017
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More than 200 crimes in Staines were reported to Surrey Police in September 2017 – a 27% increase on the same month last year.

The most reported crime in September in 2016 and 2017 was anti-social behaviour (ASB) – 70 incidents this year and 65 incidents the previous.

At a council meeting in September, Inspector Alan Sproston from Surrey Police announced the force was introducing a six-month pilot to tackle ASB in Staines on Sundays.

The three pronged approach was divided into engagement (with businesses), enforcement (extra resources in the town on a Sunday) and education (working to change the mind-set of the community).

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The second most reported type of crime in both years were violent and sexual offences.

However the number of these reports actually went down from 44 in September 2016 to 38 in the same month this year.

Shockingly, these two types of crimes (ASB and violent and sexual crimes) represented more than 60% of the total reported crimes in September 2016.

Staines crimes reported to Surrey Police in September 2017

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This figure dropped to 48% when looking at September 2017.

Other types of reported crimes that increased between the two years included criminal damage and arson, and bicycle theft (rising from one to 12 reported incidents in September 2017).

Staines crimes reported to Surrey Police in September 2016

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The data is published by Police UK monthly and can be read here .

The figures for Staines are a compilation of two Surrey Police areas – Staines Urban and Staines Town.

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Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/staines-crime-more-200-incidents-13976794


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