Crime statistics

These are for year ending March 2014, from ONS data and are per thousand people living in the Community Safety Partnerships, so are normalised (not dependent on overall population numbers).

The IOW ranks very well for:

Homicide
Violence with injury
Sexual offences
Robbery
Domestic burglary
Non-domestic burglary
Vehicle offences
Possession of weapons offences
Miscellaneous crimes against society

But then many other areas do, too (nothing happening on those counts in the last year). Although there aren’t none of the following crimes on the IOW in the period, these are very low. These are ranks out of 324 Community Safety Partnerships:

Public order offences 155th
Shoplifting 165th
Bicycle theft 221st
Theft offences 260th
Burglary 318th

Where do we do not so well? Again – ranks out of 324 Community Safety Partnerships

Theft from the person 50th
Drug offences 56th
Criminal damage and arson 105th
Violence against the person 133th
Violence without injury 139th
All other theft offences 149th

We are around 200th in the rankings for overall crime, level pegging with the following:

Bath and North East Somerset
Chorley
Vale of Glamorgan
Rossendale
County Durham
Wyre
North Warwickshire
South Worcester
South Tyneside
Tandridge
Brentwood

Yes, being on the IOW you’re as safe as if you’re in Brentwood, folks. So we’re not exactly the crime-free sanctuary painted by the anti-fixed link campaigners, are we?

If you want to live in one of England and Wales’ 20 most safe areas, in the last year they were:

Powys
Harborough
Derbyshire Dales
South Lakeland
East Cambridgeshire
Ribble Valley
South Cambridgeshire
Waverley
Hambleton
South Norfolk
Hart
Richmondshire
Ceredigion
Ryedale
Three Rivers
North East Derbyshire
North Norfolk
Wealden
Broadland
North Kesteven

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