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Robberies Near You - How Many Take Place?

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  • Do you live in one of the 48 locations that had more robberies this year than the year before?
  • Which location had over 2,900 robberies in the year - it may surprise you

The tables below show police recorded robberies in 2013/14 compared with the year before and show the recorded change in offences. The actually number of robberies recorded in 2013/14 is also shown.

Taking Doncaster as an example explains how the table works.

Doncatser had an 54% INCREASE in robberies in 2013/14, compared with 2012/13
177 robberies were recorded during the year.

How Many Robberies took Place in Your Area? Find out in the table below.

 

Community Safety Partnership  Robbery % Change Number of Robberies
Thanet 67 204
Doncaster 54 177
Gateshead 50 87
Kingston upon Hull 46 265
Dartford and Gravesham 36 193
Derby 35 405
Tendring 33 117
Rotherham 30 143
Stoke-on-Trent 28 245
Salford 27 376
Torbay 26 68
Wigan 25 168
Erewash 25 70
Cheshire East 23 81
Shropshire 22 77
Canterbury 21 82
Somerset 20 96
Watford 17 89
Kettering 17 76
South Nottinghamshire 16 179

 

The 20 locations listed above had the biggest percentage increases compared to the year before.

There are a number of ways you can try and protect yourself from Robbery, our crime prevention guide may help.

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Barnsley 15 99
Blackpool 13 153
Sheffield 10 635
Swale 10 69
Nottingham 8 720
Windsor and Maidenhead 8 66
Bournemouth 7 121
Shepway 7 78
Walsall 7 319
Cheshire West and Chester 7 97
Liverpool 7 796
Bexley 6 257
St. Helens 6 69
Bolton 6 256
Newport 6 95
Dorset 5 58
Stockport 5 263
Coventry 5 513
Cambridge 4 85
Leeds 3 892
Burnley 3 69
Dover 2 53
Gloucester 2 109
Blackburn with Darwen 1 76
Birmingham 1 2,986
Calderdale 1 91
North East Lincolnshire 1 139
Oldham 1 307

 

The Community Safety Partnership areas listed above all experienced an increase, although less than the top 20 locations.

 

Basildon 0 134
Chelmsford 0 55
York 0 54
Brighton and Hove 0 257
Knowsley -1 84
Worthing -2 57
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 191
Trafford -3 156
Wolverhampton -3 479
Wellingborough -3 88
North Somerset -4 52
Luton -4 429
Newham -4 2,166
Rochdale -5 233
Westminster -5 2,356
Portsmouth -5 123
Telford and Wrekin -6 81
Northampton -6 332
Medway -6 186
Sefton -6 153
Southend-on-Sea -6 269
Solihull -6 231
Manchester -7 1,745
Preston -7 124
Leicester -7 520
Nuneaton and Bedworth -8 90
Richmond upon Thames -8 190
Stockton-on-Tees -8 67
South Gloucestershire -8 66
Bromley -9 539
Wirral -9 101
Warrington -10 57
Bedford -10 82
Reading -10 156
Peterborough -11 186
Camden -11 953
Bury -11 167
Norwich -11 74
Sandwell -11 606
Haringey -11 934
Charnwood -11 62
South Warwickshire -12 84
Redbridge -12 882
Central Bedfordshire -12 125
Lewisham -13 1,169
Tower Hamlets -13 1,248
Colchester -14 74
Oxford -14 129
Lambeth -14 2,253
Plymouth -14 113
Middlesbrough -15 119
Enfield -15 918
Sutton -15 251
Milton Keynes -16 185
Kensington and Chelsea -17 532
North Worcestershire -17 107
Hackney -18 1,017
Swansea -18 56
North Lincolnshire -18 92
Epping Forest -19 83
Bradford -19 502
Southampton -19 256
Sunderland -19 71
Cardiff -20 172
Greenwich -20 445
Dudley -20 239
Cornwall -20 79
Southwark -20 2,061
County Durham -21 65
Barking and Dagenham -21 527
Ipswich -21 109
Lincoln -22 54
Hastings -22 60
Brent -23 1,125
Islington -23 897
Wakefield -23 98
Swindon -24 90
Tameside -24 219
Thurrock -25 118

 

The places above didn't have an increase last year, this is good news, but there are still many locations with very high numbers of robberies taking place.

  

Bristol, City of  -25 483
Croydon -26 1,505
Hammersmith and Fulham -26 515
Slough -27 200
Wandsworth -27 911
Ealing -28 850
Halton -30 71
Kirklees -31 251
Wycombe -31 62
Waltham Forest -31 872
Merton -32 369
Havering -32 271
Harrow -33 430
Hounslow -34 452
Barnet -34 710
Kingston upon Thames -35 141
Crawley -35 50
Hillingdon -36 505
South Worcester -39 54
Harlow -40 88

 

The biggest 20 reductions in the country are shown above, good news if you live there, but once again there are still some very large numbers of robbery taking place.

Summary

Robbery can be a very distressing offence.  Items such as phones, wallets, purses, bags and jewellery are all often targetted. 

A number of different crime prevention techniques can be used to try and reduce the chances of becoming a victim.

 

 

 

Areas with less than 50 crimes in 2012/13 are not included in this table and include:  East Cambridgeshire
Fenland, Huntingdonshire, South Cambridgeshire, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland, Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, South Lakeland, Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, North East Derbyshire, South Derbyshire, East and Mid Devon, Exeter, Isles of Scilly, Northern Devon, South Devon and Dartmoor, Poole, Darlington, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Maldon, Rochford, Uttlesford, Cheltenham, Cotswold, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Blaenau , Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, Isle of Wight, New Forest, Rushmoor, Test Valley, Winchester, Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Welwyn Hatfield, East Riding of Yorkshire, Ashford, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre, Blaby, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby and Wigston, Rutland, Boston, East Lindsey, North Kesteven, South Holland, South Kesteven, West Lindsey, City of London, Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, North Norfolk, South Norfolk, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, Corby, Daventry and South Northamptonshire, East Northamptonshire, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, Tamworth, Babergh, Suffolk, Coastal, Waveney, Western Suffolk, Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey, Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, Woking, Adur, Arun, Chichester, Eastbourne, Horsham, Lewes, Mid Sussex, Rother, Wealden, Aylesbury Vale, Bracknell Forest, Cherwell, Chiltern, South Bucks, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Berkshire, West Oxfordshire, Wokingham
North Warwickshire, Rugby, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset

 

Data Sources:  Police Recorded Crime in England and Wales, year ending March 2014.

1. Source: Police recorded crime, Home Office
2. Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics.
3. Caution must be taken when interpreting offences that contain small numbers.
4. '-'  indicates the base number is less than 50.
5. When interpreting data for Kent, users should be aware of recent changes to recording practices in that force. For further information see the section on 'Accuracy of the statistics' in the introduction to the statistical bulletin.
6. Percentage change figures for fraud are not presented. Action Fraud have taken over the recording of fraud offences on behalf of individual police forces.

Additionally, as part of a recent inquiry by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) into crime statistics allegations of under-recording of crime by the police have been made. This inquiry also heard evidence from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Kent in which she referred to improvements in crime recording following an HMIC inspection in Kent that reported in February 2013 (HMIC, 2013). HMIC concluded that in Kent the decision to record a crime was made correctly approximately 90% of the time. In her evidence to the PASC inquiry the Kent PCC reported that subsequent internal audits have indicated compliance with the NCRS has increased to over 95%. This is consistent with the force level breakdown of police recorded crime data which shows a marked increase (up 11%) in the number of crimes recorded in Kent in the last year. Action taken in Kent to improve compliance with the NCRS is likely to have been an important factor in driving this increase1. These types of increases may be seen for other police forces over the coming months as a result of renewed focus on the quality of crime recording and a tightening up of compliance with the NCRS (see section on 'Interpreting data on police recorded crime').

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/period-ending-march-2014/stb-crime-stats.html#tab-Accuracy-of-the-Statistics

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