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Mapped: Every crime in Peterborough in July

More than 2,400 crimes were reported in Peterborough in July, an increase of nearly 12% on last month's statistics.
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A map showing the locations of the 2,489 crimes reported in Peterborough in July 2020 (Photo:John Baker)

Figures obtained from the Police Data website show there were 2,489 reports made in July. This is a 11.9% increase from June's statistics, when 2,224 crimes were reported in the Peterborough area.

July saw further lifting of lockdown restrictions, with pubs and restaurants opening up across the city, and bringing more people into town centres as a result.

Almost all categories of crime increased from June to July. Theft decreased by 1.03%, and 'other crime' decreased by 1.8%, but these were the only drops recorded.

Possession of weapons rose by 52% from the month prior, with 29 reports to June's 19. Reports of burglary and robbery went up by 50.5%, from 87 in June to 131 in July.

Drug offences increased by 38.7%, vehicle crime increased by 41.2%, and the number of criminal damage and arson reports rose by 30.6%.

Violent and sexual crimes rose by 2.1%, from 785 reports to 802.

A police spokesperson 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.

"As lockdown restrictions start to ease, 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 different colour categories.