Over half crimes in Wells city are antisocial behaviour
THE latest crime figures for Wells have been released and one offence has had far more incidents than any other.
Every month this year antisocial behaviour has topped the list of crimes committed in the city – with 67.5 per cent of reported crimes in August coming under that category.
The figures, supplied by the website www.police.uk, say that 81 of the 120 crimes for August were antisocial behaviour – with shoplifting being the next most common with ten incidents reported.
There were eight incidents of criminal damage, five of violent of sexual offences and three of vehicle crime.
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Of the 120 crimes, 55 of them are described as having "outcomes".
However, 20 of these outcomes are classed as "no further action at this time".
This is explained as happening due to insufficient evidence to "bring anyone to justice at this time".
When compared with near neighbour Shepton Mallet, Wells had not only more antisocial behaviour but also more reported crime in general.
There were 95 crimes reported in Shepton, 57 of which were antisocial behaviour.
In Shepton there were 49 outcomes, 15 of which were no further outcome.
Inspector Mark Nicholson said: "Antisocial behaviour is a priority of the Police and Crime Commissioner and we operate a gold standard on dealing with such issues. We have a designated officer who ensures that every victim receives a risk assessment and a callback in order for the police to gauge an appropriate response to each case."
You can view the figures for your area and see further details at www.police.uk.