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The Gov Home Office -Crime in Wednesfield!

Here is The Home Office UK report dealing with crime in Wednesfield North and South.
Here are the Wards crime statistics for Wednesfield North and South between August 2018 and July 2019.

Number of crimes
Month Total
July 2019 197
June 2019 201
May 2019 183
April 2019 200
March 2019 188
February 2019 200
January 2019 180
December 2018 209
November 2018 227
October 2018 215
September 2018 196
August 2018 186

Comparison of crime types in this area between August 2018 and July 2019
Comparison of crime types in this area between August 2018 and July 2019
Number of crimes
Crime type Total Percentage
Anti-social behaviour 272 – 11.42%
Bicycle theft 18 – 0.76%
Burglary 209- 8.77%
Criminal damage and arson 175 – 7.35%
Drugs 23 – 0.97%
Other crime 35 – 1.47%
Other theft 259 – 10.87%
Possession of weapons 19 – 0.80%
Public order 132 – 5.54%
Robbery 32 – 1.34%
Shoplifting 242- 10.16%
Theft from the person 18 – 0.76%
Vehicle crime 278 – 11.67%
Violence and sexual offences 670 – 28.13%

The top 8 crimes being committed in the period recorded are these
• 670 Violence and Sexual Offences 28.13%
• 278 Vehicle Crime
• 272 Anti Social Behaviour
• 259 Other Theft
• 242 Shoplifting
• 209 Burglary
• 175 Criminal Damage and Arson
• 132 Public Order

There were 32 Robberies recorded in Wednesfield North and South, but only 23 Drug crimes reported. That statistic may indeed surprise some people?
There were 19 persons reported for being in possession of weapons.

Crime is a huge issue in Wednesfield and has been for a number of years. But of course, it is going to be, as this Conservative Government has axed Police Officers right across the Country. West Midlands Police has suffered badly, and of course that filters down to the Neighbourhoods we all live in.

Wednesfield Labour Party has been running a long-standing campaign to keep open the Wednesfield Police Station. When it is gone it will be much harder to restore. To date we believe it’s the public support that has been with us, that to date it has not closed. Though the Wednesfield Station is not open to the {Public. It still houses Wednesfield North and South Neighbourhood teams.

Can I appeal to the readers, please let us know that you are in support of more Police, and that you are still committed with the Labour Councillors and our MP to keep the Police Station open?
Your Wednesfield North Councillors never miss an opportunity in supporting our Neighbourhood Police, and we meet them regularly in the Ward all the while.

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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