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Mapped: The 2,048 crimes reported in Peterborough in November

The second national lockdown in November saw a fall in the number of crimes in Peterborough compared to the previous month.
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A map showing the locations of the 2,048 crimes reported in Peterborough in November 2020 (Photo: John Baker)

Figures obtained from the Police Data website show there were 2,048 reports made in November.

This is a 7.9% decrease from October's statistics, representing the fourth consecutive fall in the number of crimes reported in the city.

Most crimes saw a fall in the number of reported incidents. Public order offences fell by 30.5%, from 200 cases in October compared to 139 in November.

Incidents of burglary or robbery were down by 30%: in October there were 133 reports made, compared to 93 in November. Vehicle crime fell by 18.4%, with 111 incidents reported in November compared to 136 the month prior.

There was a 1.2% rise in violent crime, based on 699 October reports versus 708 in November.

Other categories of crime that saw a rise were drug offences, which rose by 29%, and possession of weapons.

A police spokesman said: "There are a number of reasons we tend to see changes in crime trends. These include targeted police activity to drive down offences or increase reporting, or changes in the way in which crimes are recorded. Over the past couple of years we have made it even easier for people to report crime, through the introduction of online reporting and web chat facilities enabling people to report crime at a time convenient to them.

"We continue to work hard to respond to all incidents promptly, whilst also ensuring members of the public adhere to government guidelines. We continue our efforts to ensure that we protect the most vulnerable members of our community, while tackling our most dangerous offenders."

Outcomes such as charges and arrests are not included on this map. To see the different report categories click the arrow icon in the top left corner of the map - this will give you a menu and highlight the colour categories.

Blue - antisocial behaviour
Deep pink - burglary and robbery
Orange - criminal damage and arson
Yellow - drugs
Purple - other crime
Silver - possession of weapons
Coral/light red - public order offences
Green - theft and shoplifting
Black - vehicle crime
Olive green - violence and sexual offences