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Docklands’ crime rate continues to rise

03 Apr 2019

By Shilan Pan

The overall annual crime rate in Docklands continues to rise, according to the latest Crime Statistic Agency (CSA) figures.

Last year, reported crime in postcode 3008 rose almost 25 per cent ­ from 1712 in 2017 to 2128 last year.

Compared with 2009 figures, crime in the Docklands has increased more than four-fold (from 507).

“Other offences” was the only category to decrease in 2018 – dropping from eight in 2017 to seven in 2018. All other categories have increased.

Figures for “crime against the person” jumped from 293 to 305.

The number of “property and deception offences” rose from 1002 in 2017 to 1211 last year.

Reported crimes of “drug offences” increased from 136 to 193.

“Public order and security offences” rose to 244 in 2018 from 153 in 2017.

The figure of “justice procedures offences” increased to 168 in 2018 from 120 in 2017.

 

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