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Mapped: Every crime in Peterborough in June

More than 2,200 crimes were reported in Peterborough in June, an increase of 13% on last month's statistics.
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A map showing the locations of the 2,224 crimes reported in Peterborough in June 2020 (Photo:John Baker)

Figures obtained from the Police Data website show there were 2,224 reports made in June. This is a 13% increase from May's statistics, when 1,953 crimes were reported in the Peterborough area.

June saw a lifting of many lockdown restrictions, including the reopening of non-essential retail businesses - which may account for the 31% rise in the number of theft and shoplifting reports made. In May, police recorded 221 instances of theft or shoplifting; in June this rose to 290 reports.

Reports of antisocial behaviour increased by 12.6% (with 497 recorded incidents), and public order offences rose by 26.8% (with 175 reports made).

Vehicle crime continued to decrease, this month by 13%. In April there were 110 reports, compared to 92 in May and 80 for June.

Drugs offences also decreased, down by 8% from the previous month.

Reported violence and sexual offences increased by 17%, with 785 reports compared to 670 in May.

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.