Crime Wednesday - Droitwich Spa
Hi all, about time we dug into the crime in our towns throughout the UK and with an effort to give a little back to our customers in which we do the research so you don’t have to.
We have been asked to have a look into Droitwich Spa’s crime statistics to see what the crime there is in the town. In the interests of putting some prospective to the statistics it is always interesting to do a bit of research into the town to see how in reality these figures stack up.
It is interesting to see that the town got a bit of a kicking in the severe floods that the country had a few years ago in which, part of the major retail areas was considerably flooded for some time.
One of the interesting things when doing a little bit of research is what amazing facts can be found and how important the town has been over the generations. Not least with this town being a major resource for salt and brine. Who would have thought that a town in the centre of the country could have produced so much salt that perhaps they may have put seaside salt pans to shame. Droitwich Spa Like most towns has its fair share of global supermarkets like Aldi’s, Morrisons and Tesco’s often competing against a small independent retailer like it is often the case now in most towns.
On Average, the town sees approximately half a dozen burglaries each month however, may last year saw a big rise of nearly double that. They seem to be sporadic around the town and not necessarily in any specific areas. There was also, as to be expected a spike in November last year of burglaries in the town this seemed to continue through into January where a again, the burglaries doubled compared to the mean average.
Looking through the statistics this seems to be not a month goes by over the last year that has not seen its fair share of violence and sexually orientated crime. This again seemed to spike in January this year with over 22 reported incidents in the main town area.
With the town being mainly in the commuter belt for Birmingham and with only an average of 30,000 occupants this perhaps, may seem a little high in comparison to some other towns.
Not trending to far behind it seems also, that criminal damage and arson seems to be on a par with that of violence and sexually orientated crime. Bucking the trend also, is car crime.
February this year, showed a big spike in antisocial behaviour and again, all of this is based around the town centre. The figures show that they was over 50 reported incidences of antisocial behaviour for February alone. This is up a good 30% compared to December 2013.
Serious crime like robbery, is at the very least far and few between in the town the figures show that there has only been four reported incidences for the whole year of 2013.
The latter part of 2013 also shows an increase in drug crime. Earlier in 2013 the town would be lucky to have one or two instances of drug related crime. However, this has increased two well over a dozen reported incidences per month during the latter part of the year. Spiking in November at over 14 reported incidences.
On the whole however, and from the general research that we have done it seems that Droitwich Spa has its own fair share of various types of crime and perhaps is not that indifferent to any other time of its size. There is certainly nothing in the data that shows anything to be abnormal.
One of the great things about social media and indeed twitter is that even the local police station has its own Twitter feed that the locals and other interested parties can follow https://twitter.com/DroitwichCops . The Inspectors Name is Janet Heritage and of course can be contacted on the 101 telephone number. Also, you can email them on the following email link firstname.lastname@example.org .
It seems also, that one of the targets for the local police is speeding around the town and also in other particular areas like Bowbrook parish.
I hope the above is giving you a little insight into the crime statistics for this town it is by no means comprehensive and it shouldn’t detract from the main characteristics of what makes a town a community. As mentioned before all towns has a degree of crime in one way or another and depending on the demographics of the people and occupancy off the town you will of course see increases in certain levels of crime compared to others.
It is of course the responsibility of the general public to keep their own personal effects and houses secure and ensure that they help keep crime at bay by being part of neighbourhood watch schemes and liaising with the local police whenever they can.
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