The latest crime figures presented by South Wales Police to Penarth Town Council last night show crime has risen in the town by 25% in just one month from May to June 2016
Unusually there was no police officer present to take questions from councillors about the latest rise – leaving councillors with just the stark figures to consider on paper.
The crime figures for Penarth for June 2016 are shown with the previous month’s (May) alongside in brackets :-
- Burglary 5 (3)
- Burglary Other 3 (4)
- Criminal Damage 4 (4)
- Drugs 3 (5)
- Other Offence 14 (6)
- Other Theft (Shoplifting) 21 (19)
- Sexual Offence 1 (0)
- Theft from Motor Vehicle 13 (2)
- Theft of Motor Vehicle 0 (0)
- Damage to Motor Vehicle 8 (7)
- Violence against the Person other 13 (15)
- Violence against the Person 13 (11)
Totals Crimes for June 98 . Crimes for May ( 76)
Late last night, after the Penarth councillors had reviewed the latest crime figures it was reported that a classic Morris Minor estate car (see photo at top of item ) had been stolen in Penarth.
South Wales Police had warned last month of a forthcoming “spike” in crime in Penarth. The 25% increase in crime in Penarth last month follows a 25% increase in crime in Penarth in May.