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Crime levels on the streets of Grimsby rise by 20 per cent

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: March 04, 2011

INCREASE: The second month of crime statistics published on the police.uk website, where the public can check out the level of crime in their area, shows crime is on the rise. Picture: Michelle Adamson

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CRIME on the streets of Grimsby and the surrounding communities is on the rise, according to the latest figures on www.police.uk

And police have blamed the hike in January on the poor weather and the seasonal increase in police patrols having kept criminals at bay during December.

The number of incidents reported in the town has risen by almost 20 per cent since the launch of the new online crime map last month – which gives concerned residents the chance to see how much illegal activity has taken place in their neighbourhood.

The latest statistics posted on the website show that in Grimsby a total of 875 incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour happened in January, compared to just 723 in December – with rises in levels of vehicle crime, robbery and antisocial behaviour.

However, Humberside Police chiefs have urged the public not to panic, saying the figures do not represent a trend of increasing crime in the area.

A police spokesman said: "December saw the worst weather conditions for a number of years, which had a dramatic impact on the whole country and presented the blue light services with a raft of challenges as we worked to try to maintain daily business.

"Although this was a factor in reducing the crime levels across the area, there were also a number of high visibility operations specific to the time of year

"This mixture of weather and targeted multi agency operational activity led to a lowest ever recorded crime figure for December which was always going to present us with a challenge as police looked to build on this in January."

An increase in crime has also been recorded in Cleethorpes – where there were 299 incidents in January compared to 209 the previous month – and in Louth, where residents witnessed 180 crimes, up from 130 in December.

In a bid to crack down on the rising level of anti-social behaviour in Louth, police chiefs have vowed to focus their resources on the local nightlife.

A spokesman said: "Comparing figures month-on-month does not reflect a true picture, as the time span is too short to identify any developing trends.

"However, we do recognise that town centre antisocial behaviour during the weekends has been highlighted as a community issue and so we continue to work alongside licensees and focus resources on the night-time economy to ensure Louth remains a safe place in which to live and visit.

"We are pleased residents have confidence in local officers and responded to our encouragement to report incidents of concern."

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  • koolaid  |  October 19 2012, 11:03PM

    the police in grimsby couldn't catch a cold, in feb i was robbed and beaten up on the way home from work on bargate by a group of youths the police had cctv footage, took dna evidence i gave them a pretty good description and there was a witness, nobody was caught, pretty certain it was part of the peoples park crew though

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  • casiofx85gt  |  October 19 2012, 9:48PM

    Me over here You only have to look at the granny (39) shoplifter 200 convictions free to roam the streets bet if I no convictions nick a pint glass from my local two years inside country is against us law abiders.

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  • casiofx85gt  |  October 19 2012, 9:44PM

    Davendogs I agree one day they are saying crime is coming down then next day it's up by x% have they any idea what is going on.

  • davendogs  |  October 19 2012, 8:18PM

    From -12% we now have +20%. Could it be that with a increase of '20%' and noticable non action a further 12% should be added to give a more accurate figure. 32%. The figures mean nothing in reality as the % of non reported is a given unknown.

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    Me, Over here  |  March 05 2011, 11:42AM

    I'll tell you all the problem why the crime rate is up . This happened 5 years ago . My mother was being burgled by a smackrat she rang gy police and spoke to a nice lady who was about as much help as a a varuca ! She also rang me for help after 10 mins I arrived ( still no police ) smackrat was now being trying his best to be hard threatening to kill anyone whe dare go near him . So mr smackrat ( well known ) takes a sound beating and runs away like a wounded rat . He then tells the police that he wasn't robbing anything and just happened to walk in the wrong house and was attacked by yours truly . Guess who ended up remanded in custody ( Hmp hull for 4 months until my trail came to court . 200 hours community service and court costs as I was working . Business failed as nobody to keep it going . Mr smackhead no charge ! Even has 2 convictions for being a house breaker . So he leaves court in his uninsured car with no licence or mot and drives round to his buddies after selling a bit of shoplifted coffee & cheese for his next hit of skag ! So my friends that's what's up with this once great place we call home . What a fantastic place we live in . What has this place come to !

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    nigel, town  |  March 05 2011, 9:19AM

    Roll on summer,lets hope for a eally hot one and then crime figures will take a massive drop

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    Mr Speaker, Grimsby  |  March 05 2011, 2:44AM

    Crime levels are going up and so are the cholesterol levels of the Grimsby police. £40 a night they are spending at the station on take away meals. That is just from one Kebab and pizza takeaway I know of. They are all getting to be chunky monkeys stuck at desks filling in paper work.

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    grouchocat2, grimsby  |  March 04 2011, 10:40PM

    Well, well,well, the telegraph print something we have known for months, I really do think the often uncomfortable sharing of a bed that is perceived by many to take place between the telegraph and the council should be looked at by someone called Michelle, this will soon be deleted I imagine.

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    joe, cleethorpes  |  March 04 2011, 6:46PM

    Don,t see Beasant comments anywhere on this story.

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    Mik, HLC  |  March 04 2011, 6:15PM

    Easiest way to reduce crime is to have the number engaged when you ring for a crime number to give your insurance company.

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