Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

Purse Stolen

A purse has been stolen from an elderly person's bag while she was shopping in Whittlesey.

Take extra care as the thief may still be about.

Crime Survey

If you are worrying about being a victim of crime, and there seem to be more stories in the media every day, bear in mind findings from the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales indicated that 6 out of every 100 adults aged 16 and over experienced a crime against the person in the previous 12 months (5.9%), while 16 out of every 100 households experienced some type of household crime (16.2%) covered by the survey.

These prevalence rates were substantially lower than those measured by the CSEW in the mid-1990s.

 

Bear in mind that:

 

Young people most likely to be victims of violent crime

Those aged 16-24 are more likely to be victims of theft

Vandalism is the most commonly experienced crime