Sex offences and violent crime up in Cheshire, figures show

Sex offences and violent crime up in Cheshire, figures show

Sex offences and violent crime up in Cheshire, figures show

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CRIME is down slightly in Cheshire, although reports of sexual assaults, violent crime and theft are on the increase, latest police figures show.

The figures were released today, Friday, by the Office for National Statistics.

In the year up until September 2013, sex offences had risen by 21 per cent to 896, and theft from a person was up 42 per cent, with 1,088 crimes recorded.

Bosses at Cheshire Police say the rise in sex crimes is because its dedicated rape unit is able to investigate cases more efficiently, while the theft upsurge was blamed on Creamfields where 400 crimes were reported in one weekend with people having phones and wallets stolen.

Violent crime like robbery was also up slightly by four per cent.

Reductions were seen in criminal damage, arson, drug offences, fraud and possession of weapons.

Crime was down by one per cent overall across Cheshire.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said he was ‘disappointed’ not to see an larger decrease, but that he believes Cheshire is still a safe place to live.

He said: “We have got to accept that at some point crime will plateau, and that crime will always be committed.

“We need to have discussions and see how we can increase reduction, and how we can improve on the level of crime in Cheshire.”

Dep Chf Con Helen King, from Cheshire Police, said: “Overall, crime is continuing to fall in Cheshire and the county remains one of the safest in the country.

“Although for this reporting period, we have seen a very slight increase in violent crime we would like to reassure people that the force is committed to tackling all forms of violent crime and crime of this nature will not be tolerated.

“Furthermore, it is encouraging to see we are now starting to see a decrease in this type of crime.

“Tackling this sort of criminality is a top priority for the Constabulary and we have had a number of successful operations like we saw yesterday with the arrest of four people believed to be responsible for over 100 burglaries across the county.

“We also need the public to continue to help us.

“Always report any suspicious activity to police and remain vigilant by taking some very simple steps such as keeping doors and windows locked even when at home. “Similarly with vehicle crime, where there has also been a small increase, the public can do their bit to help reduce this by adopting sensible precautions to ensure the security of their vehicles.”

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12:54pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Anna Fender says...

The Police have got their priority's wrong. They couldn't catch a cold, never mind a real Criminal. They give out cautions for serious offences and harass innocent victims when they've done nothing wrong. They wonder why they is complaints going in against them and people suing them. When someone makes a complaint against a Police Officer, they is a big cover up. The Police, Courts, Cps, Press, Government etc etc, are the biggest rogues and Criminals going.
The Police have got their priority's wrong. They couldn't catch a cold, never mind a real Criminal. They give out cautions for serious offences and harass innocent victims when they've done nothing wrong. They wonder why they is complaints going in against them and people suing them. When someone makes a complaint against a Police Officer, they is a big cover up. The Police, Courts, Cps, Press, Government etc etc, are the biggest rogues and Criminals going. Anna Fender
  • Score: -4

1:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Anna Fender says...

They are that busy bothering people with Mobile Phones or Cameras or who go on Twitter or Facebook. These are non crimes / offences and they want to get a life these anti social idiots. Start earning your money and get the Murderers, Terrorists, Paedophiles, Rapists, Drug Dealers / Addicts, Burglars / Robbers, Drink / Drug drivers, Arsonists, any Violence etc etc. Basically anyone whose a threat to the general Public. They wonder why the Warehouse's (Prisons) are so full.
They are that busy bothering people with Mobile Phones or Cameras or who go on Twitter or Facebook. These are non crimes / offences and they want to get a life these anti social idiots. Start earning your money and get the Murderers, Terrorists, Paedophiles, Rapists, Drug Dealers / Addicts, Burglars / Robbers, Drink / Drug drivers, Arsonists, any Violence etc etc. Basically anyone whose a threat to the general Public. They wonder why the Warehouse's (Prisons) are so full. Anna Fender
  • Score: -1

1:42pm Thu 23 Jan 14

grey_man says...

As expected, while Dwyer issued a press release recently taking credit for the reduction in crime figures in Cheshire, this increase in violent crime has absolutely nothing to do with him. No more politicians in positions of authority over public bodies please.
As expected, while Dwyer issued a press release recently taking credit for the reduction in crime figures in Cheshire, this increase in violent crime has absolutely nothing to do with him. No more politicians in positions of authority over public bodies please. grey_man
  • Score: 7

1:42pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Karlar says...

Recently the PASC received evidence from the Police showing the Police themselves (often from senior level officers) manipulate crime figures making them seem better than they really were. More recently still the UKSA (the number crunchers’ watchdog) said crime figures were so suspect they could not be trusted. Today's mock handwringing comments from the PCC and the Police need to read in the context of how the crime figures are accumulated and then fiddled with.
Recently the PASC received evidence from the Police showing the Police themselves (often from senior level officers) manipulate crime figures making them seem better than they really were. More recently still the UKSA (the number crunchers’ watchdog) said crime figures were so suspect they could not be trusted. Today's mock handwringing comments from the PCC and the Police need to read in the context of how the crime figures are accumulated and then fiddled with. Karlar
  • Score: 7

3:05pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Anna Fender says...

Greyman, people have got 1st names and courtesy titles - use them ! Your just as bad as the dirty filthy press, Police, Screws / Screwesses. Your not one of these dodgy characters are you ? It is rude, ignorant, offensive, obnoxious etc, etc to address anyone by Surname only. Politeness costs nothing, neither does manners ! Have you heard of Social Ettiquette ?
Greyman, people have got 1st names and courtesy titles - use them ! Your just as bad as the dirty filthy press, Police, Screws / Screwesses. Your not one of these dodgy characters are you ? It is rude, ignorant, offensive, obnoxious etc, etc to address anyone by Surname only. Politeness costs nothing, neither does manners ! Have you heard of Social Ettiquette ? Anna Fender
  • Score: -5

3:28pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Mr Young says...

Behave Fender
Behave Fender Mr Young
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Thu 23 Jan 14

grey-area says...

Where's My Dwyer's happy smiling face now?
Where's My Dwyer's happy smiling face now? grey-area
  • Score: -1

12:36pm Fri 24 Jan 14

old-codger says...

He hasn,t got a happy face, That's just for the camera, He,s a Useless, Unwanted, Unelected, Salad dodger of a politician who should not be in control of the police or its funding, The sooner he is gone the better. This country is getting to many idea,s from across the pond.
He hasn,t got a happy face, That's just for the camera, He,s a Useless, Unwanted, Unelected, Salad dodger of a politician who should not be in control of the police or its funding, The sooner he is gone the better. This country is getting to many idea,s from across the pond. old-codger
  • Score: -1

8:54am Sat 25 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

I assume that the Commissioner Dwyer failed his Geography "O" Level , or maybe even his CSE, when he says

“.....We have got to accept that at some point crime will plateau, and that crime will always be committed...."

An increase is a slope not a level surface.

As verbally inept as John Major who said that when he has his back to a wall he turns around and fights.
I assume that the Commissioner Dwyer failed his Geography "O" Level , or maybe even his CSE, when he says “.....We have got to accept that at some point crime will plateau, and that crime will always be committed...." An increase is a slope not a level surface. As verbally inept as John Major who said that when he has his back to a wall he turns around and fights. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

grey_man says...

Anna Fender wrote:
Greyman, people have got 1st names and courtesy titles - use them ! Your just as bad as the dirty filthy press, Police, Screws / Screwesses. Your not one of these dodgy characters are you ? It is rude, ignorant, offensive, obnoxious etc, etc to address anyone by Surname only. Politeness costs nothing, neither does manners ! Have you heard of Social Ettiquette ?
Nope. In my view, he's a politician who has managed to clamber on board a gravy train with no objectives, no measures, no accountability and no support from the public. He is there to implement Government cuts and replace front line policemen with volunteers and cheer it all on while it happens. He is less interested in crime and local people that he is on his own political party as he repeatedly shows by refusing to criticise budget cuts and falling police numbers. So the fact I don't refer to him as 'Mr Dwyer' is rather else important in the grand scheme of things.
[quote][p][bold]Anna Fender[/bold] wrote: Greyman, people have got 1st names and courtesy titles - use them ! Your just as bad as the dirty filthy press, Police, Screws / Screwesses. Your not one of these dodgy characters are you ? It is rude, ignorant, offensive, obnoxious etc, etc to address anyone by Surname only. Politeness costs nothing, neither does manners ! Have you heard of Social Ettiquette ?[/p][/quote]Nope. In my view, he's a politician who has managed to clamber on board a gravy train with no objectives, no measures, no accountability and no support from the public. He is there to implement Government cuts and replace front line policemen with volunteers and cheer it all on while it happens. He is less interested in crime and local people that he is on his own political party as he repeatedly shows by refusing to criticise budget cuts and falling police numbers. So the fact I don't refer to him as 'Mr Dwyer' is rather else important in the grand scheme of things. grey_man
  • Score: 0

9:23am Thu 30 Jan 14

HappyMisery says...

grey_man wrote:
Anna Fender wrote:
Greyman, people have got 1st names and courtesy titles - use them ! Your just as bad as the dirty filthy press, Police, Screws / Screwesses. Your not one of these dodgy characters are you ? It is rude, ignorant, offensive, obnoxious etc, etc to address anyone by Surname only. Politeness costs nothing, neither does manners ! Have you heard of Social Ettiquette ?
Nope. In my view, he's a politician who has managed to clamber on board a gravy train with no objectives, no measures, no accountability and no support from the public. He is there to implement Government cuts and replace front line policemen with volunteers and cheer it all on while it happens. He is less interested in crime and local people that he is on his own political party as he repeatedly shows by refusing to criticise budget cuts and falling police numbers. So the fact I don't refer to him as 'Mr Dwyer' is rather else important in the grand scheme of things.
“Always report any suspicious activity to police and remain vigilant by taking some very simple steps


Dwyer lives on a different planet. When was the last time he called the police for suspicious activity? I called when I saw someone lurking around back gardens of an elderly neighbour and give them their due, 3 days later a PCSO arrived to take a statement. How can he state that there is a decrease overall is beyond me. There had been an additional 300 sex crimes in 2013 as well as an additional 400 robberies? These are "personal thefts" more often taking place on the street. Thats an increase of over 1 per day. Based on the trend, I'm guessing that the overall reduction is not a reduction in crime, but in those reported due to a lack of belief in police.

People in Cheshire don't want statistics or excuses, they want to be able to walk down the street without being attacked, abused or in fear. Until Dwyer understands that THIS is where his responsibilities lie and not with the decision makers 200 miles away in the capital.
[quote][p][bold]grey_man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anna Fender[/bold] wrote: Greyman, people have got 1st names and courtesy titles - use them ! Your just as bad as the dirty filthy press, Police, Screws / Screwesses. Your not one of these dodgy characters are you ? It is rude, ignorant, offensive, obnoxious etc, etc to address anyone by Surname only. Politeness costs nothing, neither does manners ! Have you heard of Social Ettiquette ?[/p][/quote]Nope. In my view, he's a politician who has managed to clamber on board a gravy train with no objectives, no measures, no accountability and no support from the public. He is there to implement Government cuts and replace front line policemen with volunteers and cheer it all on while it happens. He is less interested in crime and local people that he is on his own political party as he repeatedly shows by refusing to criticise budget cuts and falling police numbers. So the fact I don't refer to him as 'Mr Dwyer' is rather else important in the grand scheme of things.[/p][/quote][quote]“Always report any suspicious activity to police and remain vigilant by taking some very simple steps[/quote] Dwyer lives on a different planet. When was the last time he called the police for suspicious activity? I called when I saw someone lurking around back gardens of an elderly neighbour and give them their due, 3 days later a PCSO arrived to take a statement. How can he state that there is a decrease overall is beyond me. There had been an additional 300 sex crimes in 2013 as well as an additional 400 robberies? These are "personal thefts" more often taking place on the street. Thats an increase of over 1 per day. Based on the trend, I'm guessing that the overall reduction is not a reduction in crime, but in those reported due to a lack of belief in police. People in Cheshire don't want statistics or excuses, they want to be able to walk down the street without being attacked, abused or in fear. Until Dwyer understands that THIS is where his responsibilities lie and not with the decision makers 200 miles away in the capital. HappyMisery
  • Score: 0

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