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Shed, Garage & other Burglaries

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  • Shed and garage burglary break ins are included in these figures 
  • Melton, Stevenage and Copeland all had a bad year.
  • Brentwood, East Staffordshire and Chichester all had lower volumes of crimes.

 

Non-domestic burglary offences includes theft from places such as sheds and garages.

The tables below show police recorded non-domestic burglary crimes in 2013/14 compared with the year before and show the recorded change. The actual number of offences recorded in 2013/14 is also shown.

Taking Melton as an example explains how the table works.

  • 120.  This is the percentage change in Non-domestic burglary Offences  in13/14 compared to 12/13, so a 120% INCREASE.  A higher number is worse.
  • 271.  This is the number of recorded offences that took place in 13/14.      

How Many non-domestic burglary crimes took Place in Your Area?  Find out in the table below.  

Community Safety Partnership Non-domestic burglary % Non-domestic burglary
Melton 120 271
Stevenage 84 340
Copeland 61 204
Rutland 53 138
Blaby 46 470
Welwyn Hatfield 42 341
Luton 41 876
Cheltenham 39 578
North East Lincolnshire 38 1,682
Wirral 36 1,073
Derbyshire Dales 34 288
Isle of Anglesey 33 172
Vale of White Horse 33 353
Swale 33 1,046
West Lindsey 33 584
Charnwood 32 672
Thanet 31 774
Derby 31 1,684
Harlow 30 349
St. Helens 29 914

 

All of the areas highlighted above experienced at least a 29% increase in crime, compared to the year before.   

Four areas also had over a 1,000 crimes.

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East Hertfordshire 29 449
Solihull 28 902
Brighton and Hove 27 1,149
Blackpool 25 1,171
Amber Valley 25 671
Blackburn with Darwen 25 863
Redcar and Cleveland 24 774
Selby 23 312
Aylesbury Vale 23 595
Northumberland 23 1,101
Hinckley and Bosworth 23 402
West Lancashire 22 554
Lancaster 22 876
Cotswold 21 520
Trafford 21 1,014
Wyre 21 432
Watford 20 232
Eden 20 161
Southwark 20 1,541
South Norfolk 20 393
Dartford and Gravesham 20 1,337
Erewash 19 608
Portsmouth 19 857
Richmondshire 18 187
Greenwich 17 942
Ribble Valley 17 199
Pendle 16 551
Colchester 16 632
Allerdale 16 328
Newark and Sherwood 16 451
Hackney 15 1,291
Epsom and Ewell 15 202
Cheshire East 15 1,332
Torfaen 15 494
Cheshire West and Chester 15 1,452
Telford and Wrekin 15 821
Wolverhampton 14 1,465
Kingston upon Hull 14 2,771
Camden 14 1,649
Hastings 14 432
Darlington 14 828
Fylde 14 251
Rugby 14 455
Canterbury 13 552
St Albans 13 315
Knowsley 13 508
Fenland 13 340
South Derbyshire 13 341
Bedford 12 551
North Somerset 12 743
Gateshead 12 938
Chesterfield 12 367
Middlesbrough 12 810
Sandwell 12 1,465
Wigan 12 1,375
Plymouth 12 636
South Tyneside 11 498
Ceredigion 11 100
High Peak 11 293
Tewkesbury 11 329
Pembrokeshire 11 187
Islington 11 1,167
Worthing 11 459
Ealing 10 1,139
Sefton 10 1,295
Bury 10 752
Gosport 10 394
Stroud 10 434
Bournemouth 10 997
Conwy 9 485
North West Leicestershire 9 368
East Cambridgeshire 9 285
Lambeth 9 1,283
County Durham 9 2,105
Rochdale 9 1,286
Broxbourne 9 278
Leicester 9 1,389
Tamworth 9 213
East Lindsey 9 740
South Nottinghamshire 9 1,049
Rushmoor 9 306
Bolton 8 1,545
Wokingham 8 442
Broadland 7 249
Adur 7 250
Scarborough 7 416
Uttlesford 7 450
Leeds 7 4,814
Southend-on-Sea 7 656
Rotherham 7 1,769
Dorset 6 1,679
Shepway 6 384
Babergh 6 393
Epping Forest 5 426
Wealden 5 552
Dacorum 5 399
Crawley 5 474
Central Bedfordshire 5 930
Harborough 5 224
Corby 4 353
North Tyneside 4 449
Neath Port Talbot 4 553
Dover 4 307
South Bucks 4 444
Oadby and Wigston 3 179
Westminster 3 2,429
Rhondda Cynon Taf 3 752
Kensington and Chelsea 3 765
Chelmsford 3 570
Newcastle-under-Lyme 3 438
Sevenoaks 3 743
Shropshire 3 1,165
Southampton 3 1,290
South Cambridgeshire 3 575
Manchester 3 2,741
Test Valley 3 503
East Riding of Yorkshire 3 1,477
Monmouthshire 3 430
Calderdale 3 1,379
South Kesteven 3 490
Spelthorne 3 368
Elmbridge 2 352
Staffordshire Moorlands 2 269
Norwich 2 539
Surrey Heath 2 233
Enfield 2 1,076
Oldham 2 1,169
Warrington 2 840
Northern Devon 2 378
Walsall 2 1,298
Peterborough 1 843
Gwynedd 1 387
Tunbridge Wells 1 363
Hambleton 1 266
Liverpool 1 1,993

 

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Huntingdonshire 0 568
Guildford 0 621
Stockport 0 1,584
North East Derbyshire 0 269
Sunderland 0 1,029
Flintshire 0 715
North Warwickshire 0 429
Forest of Dean 0 288
Mansfield 0 418
Winchester 0 407
Nottingham -1 1,212
Lincoln -1 737
Hillingdon -1 883
Tendring -1 693
South Worcester -1 1,198
Richmond upon Thames -1 957
Stafford -1 348
West Oxfordshire -2 234
Merthyr Tydfil -2 255
Kirklees -2 2,020
Salford -2 1,039
North Lincolnshire -3 926
Croydon -3 1,184
New Forest -3 852
Carlisle -3 423
Stockton-on-Tees -3 721
Bracknell Forest -3 351
Swindon -3 965
Wakefield -3 1,880
Ashford -3 501
Lewes -4 269
Birmingham -4 3,631
North Worcestershire -4 1,014
Bath and North East Somerset -4 519
Exeter -4 417
Harrogate -4 409
Horsham -4 360
Braintree -4 513
Tonbridge and Malling -4 373
Bolsover -4 376
Woking -5 275
Great Yarmouth -5 258
Dudley -5 1,105
Doncaster -5 2,200
Waverley -5 427
Bassetlaw -5 728
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 1,176
Bridgend -6 467
Somerset -6 2,043
East Hampshire -6 464
Thurrock -7 688
Ashfield -7 635
Torbay -7 499
Sutton -7 602
Nuneaton and Bedworth -7 587
North Kesteven -7 328
Cornwall -7 1,452
Mole Valley -7 242
Bexley -7 636
South Lakeland -7 290
Ryedale -7 163
Lichfield -7 288
Haringey -7 774
North Hertfordshire -7 360
Newport -8 697
Bristol, City of  -8 1,947
Redbridge -8 635
Milton Keynes -8 999
Blaenau Gwent -8 350
Basingstoke and Deane -8 557
Rother -8 415
Windsor and Maidenhead -8 838
Sheffield -9 2,710
Northampton -9 1,090
Daventry and South Northamptonshire -9 563
Wandsworth -9 1,354
Tameside -9 990
Bradford -9 3,570
Barnet -9 1,239
Chiltern -10 360
Maidstone -10 577
Havant -10 358
Tandridge -10 474
Hartlepool -10 341
Wiltshire -11 1,866
South Oxfordshire -11 508
Wrexham -11 868
Arun -11 441
Barrow-in-Furness -11 196
West Berkshire -11 743
South Staffordshire -12 307
Hounslow -12 748
Medway -12 828
King's Lynn and West Norfolk -12 363
Maldon -12 181
Merton -12 621
Rossendale -12 293
Boston -12 289
Western Suffolk -13 913
Mid Sussex -13 383
Tower Hamlets -14 1,221
Burnley -14 809
Coventry -14 1,328
Preston -14 716
Craven -14 191
Slough -14 613
South Warwickshire -15 925
Herefordshire -15 710
Havering -15 555
Cambridge -15 357
Barnsley -15 1,406
Carmarthenshire -16 287
Cardiff -16 1,744
Kingston upon Thames -16 447
South Ribble -16 330
Cherwell -17 352
Rochford -17 181
Hyndburn -17 455
Lewisham -17 769
Breckland -17 321
Bromley -17 1,020
Stoke-on-Trent -17 1,021
Isle of Wight -17 252
Gloucester -17 579
North Norfolk -18 183
Basildon -18 501
Hammersmith and Fulham -19 483
East and Mid Devon -19 482
Halton -19 572
Powys -19 244
East Northamptonshire -20 317
York -20 702
City of London -21 264
Suffolk Coastal -21 366
Hart -21 292
Runnymede -21 265
Newham -21 813
Swansea -22 864
Kettering -22 346
Caerphilly -23 734
Chorley -23 383
South Devon and Dartmoor -23 572
Brent -23 700
Ipswich -23 510
Waltham Forest -23 739
Eastleigh -23 269
Barking and Dagenham -24 536
Vale of Glamorgan -24 325

 

Reductions in non-domestic burglary crimes as recorded by the police are shown in the sub-table above.  That's good news if you live in one of these areas, however there were still a high number of crimes recorded. 

 

Reigate and Banstead -26 298
Wellingborough -26 402
South Gloucestershire -26 886
Fareham -26 192
South Holland -27 321
Wycombe -27 494
Oxford -27 504
Poole -27 613
Waveney -28 369
Denbighshire -29 251
Hertsmere -29 219
Reading -31 473
Cannock Chase -32 301
Harrow -32 415
Castle Point -34 166
Eastbourne -34 228
Three Rivers -35 142
Chichester -36 364
Brentwood -42 181
East Staffordshire -46 279

 

Finally, these last 20 locations had the biggest reductions in crime last year, compared to the year before.   

Summary

The details highlighted above show the percentage change in non-domestic burglary crime offences in 2013/14 against the year before.  There are a number of different factors that could account for this change, improved Police recording, changes in the number of vehicles in an area, criminals moving into or out of an area, or the Police being a bigger threat to criminals. 

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Notes and Sources

Isles of Scilly had less than 50 crimes in 12/13 and so is not included in this analysis.

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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