Crime SnapShot: Big jump in reported crime on Deeside in July.
Figures updated today via Police.uk crime map show reported crime within the Deeside area rose by over 33% in July.
The crime map provides a snap-shot of street level crime and anti-social behaviour over the previous months.
You can view the map here: Deeside Crime map
In July there were 370 crimes reported in the Deeside area, from Sandycroft to Connah’s Quay including Broughton and Hawarden, 92 more than in June.
The chart below goes back to May 2013 and shows monthly reported crime totals in Deeside through to July 2014.
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For the same like for like period last year, reported crime within the Deeside area fell by around 5.3%
Anti social behaviour rose by 68% from June to July, with 75 more incidents reported by Police.
There were 41 instances of criminal damage and arson – 14 more than in June.
Public order offences, theft and shoplifting all reduced slightly over the month.
Police dealt with 46 violent crime and sexual offences a slight rise on June (+3) however June and July saw significantly higher numbers of violent crime and sexual offences, around 25% more on average than the previous 8 months.
Figures from the recent high profile Operation Scorpion arrests in the area will filter through into the August set of figures on the Police.uk website.
In the 12 months to March 2014 crime fell in north Wales by 3% with a 1096 fewer crimes recorded by the Police than previous 12 months.