Penarth Town Council was informed last night that there had been 3 cases of Rape and 22 cases of Stalking and Harassment in Penarth during the month of October this year.
There were 2 cases of Rape in the combined Plymouth and St Augustine’s Wards and 1 case of Rape in Stanwell Ward
There had been 4 cases of Stalking and Harassment committed in the Cornerswell Ward, 5 cases in Stanwell Ward and a total of 13 cases in the Plymouth and St Augustine’s Wards during October 2018. There was also 1 case of a “serious sexual offence”. …There had been no such incidents recorded in Penarth during the equivalent period of 2017.
There has also been – in October this year – a large increase in vehicle offences, 16 of which were in the combined Plymouth and St Augustine’s Wards.
Crime overall in Penarth in October this year is up 26% compared with the same month in 2017.
The figures are:-
- Violence with Injury 9
- Violence without injury 5
- Stalking and Harassment 22
- Rape 3 (2 in Plymouth/St Augustine’s Wards and 1 in Stanwell)
- Other serious sexual offences 1
- Robbery 2
- Residential Burglary 5
- Vehicle offences 18
- Bicycle theft 4
- Shoplifting 8
- All other theft offences 10
- Criminal damage 6
- Possession of Drugs 5
- Public order offences 6
- “Miscellaneous crimes against society” 7
The total of crimes committed in Penarth in October 2018 was 118 compared with 93 in October 2017. That represents an increase of 26%.