Violent incident numbers up for Shaw and Crompton but overall crime figures drop

NEARLY 500 crimes were recorded in Shaw and Crompton during a four-month period earlier this year.

But despite a rise in violent crime and robberies the overall trend for incidents reported in the area to Greater Manchester Police was down.

Addressing a Community Forum meeting at Shaw Life Long Learning Centre, GMP neighbourhood beat officer, Rob Fitzgerald, said there had been 485 crimes between February 25 and June 19, 2019.

The biggest jump from the same quarter 12 months earlier came with violent crimes, including sexual assault, harassment and GBH, increasing from 95 to 106.

That contrasted with the numbers of cases of assault without injury falling from 94 to 66.

Robbery figures between April to June 19 went up from eight to 12 compared with the same period in 2018.

There were also two more cases (29 to 31) of residential burglaries, including aggravated.

In all other instances’ crime fell:

Community burglary (inc aggravated):
2019 (7), 2018 (15)

Theft of motor vehicle:
2019 (10), 2018 (14)

Theft from a motor vehicle:
2019 (25), 2018 (34)

Anti-social behaviour:
(February 25, 2019 to June 19, 2019)

Shaw

Rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour:
2019 (42), 2018 (52)

Youth related (Under 18):
2019 (11), 2018 (21)

 

Crompton

Rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour:
2019 (3), 2018 (17)

Youth related (Under 18):
2019 (1), 2018 (8)

Hate crimes:
(February 25, 2019 to June 19, 2019)

Shaw
2019 (5), 2018 (7)

Crompton
2019 (2), 2018 (3)

Incidents reported between Feb 25 – June 19, 2019 on Crompton Moor included off-road bikes, fire, damage and dog bite.

NBO Fitzgerald confirmed priorities for the local policing team were residential and community burglaries, vehicle crime, night time economy and knife crime.

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