Is crime increasing in your area?
In April 2019 we reported the quadrupling of crime in Aughton. We suggest that single figure criminal activity is a thing of the past. From 7 reported crimes in December 2018 it is double figures month on month, now including those reported in April, seen below as minuted at the APC.
“11092 CHAIRMAN/VICE-CHAIRMAN/PARISH CLERK’S APRIL MEETING WITH THE LOCAL POLICE – a brief report was given on the meeting held 5 April 2019. There had been 23 reported crimes since the last meeting including: 4 domestic type incidents; 9 burglary residential (Beech Road (3), Standhouse Lane, Prescot Road (2), Norris House Drive, Sefton Gardens, Springfield Road); 3 cases of Theft (Steak House); 2 malicious communication; 2 theft incidents (Nursing Home, Convenience Store); 2 theft of a motor vehicle (Long Lane, Shepherds Lane); 1 assault (Scarth Hill Lane). Additional information in respect of the number of incidents dealt with other than reported crimes – there had been 80 incidents in Aughton. An increase in antisocial behaviour incidents had been reported”.
And, to remind readers, we are paying Lancashire Police Authority 2019/20 +13.52%. What for?