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Mapped: Every crime in Peterborough in April

More than 1,900 crimes were reported in Peterborough in April – see them all on one map.
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A map showing the locations of the 1,929 crimes reported in Peterborough in April 2020 (Photo: John Baker)

Figures obtained from the Police Data website show there were 1,929 reports made in April. This is a 4.8pc decrease from March's statistics, when 2,027 crimes were reported in the Peterborough area.

The UK went into lockdown on March 23, and this extended throughout April - which likely had an effect on the number and types of crime committed in the city.

Anti-social behaviour increased by 20pc compared to the month prior, and drugs offences rose by 19pc.

Burglary and robbery reports decreased by almost 18pc. Theft and shoplifting incidents went down by 28.7pc, due to the fact that many shops were closed as a result of the pandemic.

Reports of violence or crimes of a sexual nature decreased by 5pc. Possession of a weapon statistics dropped by nearly 30pc.

On the whole, crime numbers were down across the city during the month of April.

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Constabulary 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.

"Despite being in lockdown, we have continued to encourage victims to report crime to us and officers are working hard to ensure all incidents are responded to 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.