Pls see attached PDF which is the Crime Figures for Brixham for past 12 months, compared to previous 12 months.
As can be seen, there was 67 less crimes committed in 2014 compared to 2013.
The areas of concern these figures highlight are:
Sexual Offences – This is a national trend and the increase is in crimes recorded, rather than crimes committed.
It is known as the Saville effect. There has been a large amount of historic reporting of sexual offences in recent months.
Burglary Dwellings – We had a spate of Burglaries in Brixham, mainly around the Furzeham area. The burglaries were of insecure properties. This coincided with a increase in Theft from Insecure Motor Vehicles.
We undertook proactive patrols of the area, including checking door handles of cars and contacting the owners of the insecure vehicles.
We had a good idea who were committing these crimes. We targeted the individuals using covert and overt tactics and eventually arrested 4 males after chasing them through the streets of Furzeham (as reported on Brixham Police Facebook page)
We are continuing to target the known prolific shoplifters and if you read the Herald Express, you will see the same names being caught and convicted, resulting in short Prison sentences. This has reduced our overall shoplifting figures, but we are still dealing with a number of very minor thefts (less than £2) which are usually school age children. These are being dealt with appropriately.
Brixham Police Facebook page is doing really well with 1459 people having ‘liked’ the page and receiving the most up to date news (The Herald Express usually cut and paste the pictures and stories from the page onto their website)
In the week 26/04/15 – 02/05/15 the Facebook page reached 15,779 people.
PS 6376 Steve CAYLESS
Neighbourhood Team Leader for Brixham
Churston, Galmpton, Berry Head with Furzeham, St Marys with Summercombe
Brixham Police Station
Direct Dial 01803 884101