Latest crime maps reveal reported incidents in South Lakeland

Violent crimes and sexual offences were the leading incidents reported in each locality around South Lakeland, recent data has suggested.

The latest Police.uk figures show that the total number of crimes for the area in the latest data point (November 2020) was 389, of which 138 were violent and sexual offences.

Here are the crime statistics in your local areas:

CRIME: Kendal and Burneside

CRIME: Kendal and Burneside

Kendal and Burneside:167 crimes reported in November 2020

– Violence and sexual offences: 64

– Anti-social behaviour: 44

– Criminal damage and arson: 11

– All other crime: 48

MAP: Central Lakes

MAP: Central Lakes

Central Lakes, including towns surrounding Windermere: 83 crimes reported in November 2020

– Anti-social behaviour: 35

– Violence and sexual offences: 21

– Criminal damage and arson: 9

– All other crime: 18

AREA: Levens

AREA: Levens

Levens: Three crimes reported in November 2020

– Violence and sexual offences: 2

– Anti-social behaviour: 1

MAP: Arnside, Milnthorpe, and Endmoor

MAP: Arnside, Milnthorpe, and Endmoor

Arnside, Milnthorpe, and Endmoor: 50 crimes were reported in November 2020

– Violence and sexual offences: 24

– Anti-social behaviour: 6

– Criminal damage and arson: 5

– All other crime: 15

CRIME: Grange and Cartmel

CRIME: Grange and Cartmel

Grange and Cartmel: 35 crimes were reported in November 2020

– Violence and sexual offences: 12

– Anti-social behaviour: 11

– Criminal damage and arson: 4

– All other crime: 8

LOCATION: Sedbergh, Dent, Kirkby Lonsdale and Burton in Kendal

LOCATION: Sedbergh, Dent, Kirkby Lonsdale and Burton in Kendal

Sedbergh, Dent, Kirkby Lonsdale and Burton in Kendal: 21 crimes were reported in November 2020

– Anti-social behaviour: 6

– Violence and sexual offences: 6

– Other theft: 3

– All other crime: 6

LOCATION: Coniston area

LOCATION: Coniston area

Coniston area: 30 crimes were reported in November 2020

– Anti-social behaviour:16

– Violence and sexual offences: 9

– Other theft : 3

– All other crime: 2

Chief Inspector Gaynor Wardle, South Cumbria Territorial Policing Area, said: “Careful consideration is required when attempting to interpret this data as to what type of crime has occurred in a particular area. A prime example is that violence and sexual offences, which encompass a wide variety of offences, are collated together under one category.

“This means that the total provided does not differentiate between offences such as assault without injury or something more complex such as homicide. Therefore this can incorrectly provide an impression that more serious crimes are more prevalent in our communities than what has actually occurred.

“The category of offence with the highest number of reports in the Kendal area was assault without injury, which equated to a third of the crimes recorded under violent and sexual offences. Whilst distressing for those victim to such an offence, many people would not necessarily consider assault without injury as an incident of violent crime.

“Similar to the more serious violent crime offences, the number of sexual offences are amongst the lowest recorded during this period with one sexual offence recorded.

“It is important for residents across the South Lakeland to know that the officers that serve them are proactive in reducing crime and keeping people safe. We continue to work closely with local and regional partner agencies in efforts to improve quality of life for all residents in the district. Importantly, we also work directly with our local communities and I’d encourage anyone who has any information or concerns about an issue in their area to please contact us.

“Last year saw a reduction in overall violent crime in Cumbria, our officers are not complacent about this and they will continue to do all they can to prevent crime and bring offenders to justice.”

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