Increase in recorded crime in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:30 15 October 2015

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The offences were recorded between Monday, September 14 and Sunday, October 11 - an increase of 11 crimes when compared to the same period last year.

Monthly crime figures for Honiton have shown an increase after 38 incidents were reported.

The offences were recorded between Monday, September 14 and Sunday, October 11.

The statistics show an increase of 11 crimes when compared to the same period last year.

Honiton PSCO Sue Rowe read out the figures to town councillors at a recent meeting.

The crimes consist of one case of arson - to Honiton’s derelict Royal British Legion building, six assaults resulting in actual bodily harm and one assault resulting in grievous bodily harm.

An attempted burglary was reported, as was one attempt of criminal damage, one affray, one burglary other - to a shop - and five incidents of common assault.

There were also seven counts of criminal damage - three to vehicles and four to properties, one sexual assault, three thefts by finding and two incidents of theft from a shop.

The remaining incidents were one theft in a dwelling, three public order offence, one incident of harassment, one racially aggravated common assault and one breach a restraining order.

Honiton PCSO Steve Mingo said: ““Whilst it can be disappointing to see a rise in recorded offences, it is worth noting that some of these are due to ongoing problems with persistent offenders.

“Honiton Neighbourhood Police Team is dedicated to reducing crime through tackling these offenders and bringing them to justice.

“Additionally, there will be a high-visibility police presence as usual throughout the upcoming annual Honiton carnival to deter and deal with incidents of anti-social behaviour.”

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