Policing in action
Policing in Action is our chance to let you know what we’re
doing about the crimes that matter the most to you.
Every month we’ll publish statistics telling you how we’re doing
at solving burglary and cases of criminal damage and theft.
You’ll also be able to see how many irresponsible drivers we’ve
We publish the information as part of our commitment to provide
the public with updates on local crime and policing issues.
All of the figures below relate to April, 2013.
360 fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers for using a
mobile phone while driving
A fixed penalty notice is a one-off fine the police can issue
for traffic offences.
We solved* 100 dwelling burglaries and 26
We define burglary as entry to a building as a trespasser with
the intent to steal, inflict grievous bodily harm or commit
A dwelling is a building that is fit for inhabitation or a
vessel or vehicle that is lived in e.g, a houseboat.
We solved* 244 cases of criminal damage.
Criminal damage refers to crimes where a person intentionally or
recklessly destroys or causes damage to another person's property.
It includes vandalism and graffiti.
We solved* 43 cases of theft of motor
Theft is the dishonest appropriation of property belonging to
another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of
*Solved refers to a crime where an offender or offenders has/have
been dealt with. It means:
- Something has happened which the government recognises as a
- A suspect has been identified and is aware of the outcome
- The victim has been informed that the offence has been
- The suspect has been charged, reported for summons, cautioned,
been issued with a penalty notice or has asked for the
offence to be taken into consideration at court or has
entered into a community resolution with the victim