Crime drops in Shepton for the second month in a row

By Laura Linham

8th Jan 2023 | Local News

Violent and sexual offences were the most frequently reported crimes in Shepton Mallet during November new figures have revealed.

The monthly crime statistics for November - the most recent available - are released by Avon and Somerset Police.

The figures show that a total of 60 crimes were reported to police throughout November - down from the 71 reported in October.

There were 23 reports of violent crimes were reported throughout November. As defined by the police, this includes a range of offences from minor offences such as harassment and common assault, to serious offences such as murder, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm.

Sexual offences include Indecent Assault and Unlawful (under age) Sexual Intercourse, as well as sexual assault, rape and Indecent exposure.

Police in the town also responded to nine public order offences, eight reports of shoplifting and seven of anti-social behaviour.

A police spokesman said: "We know crime is a concern among our communities and we are committed to listening to residents and hearing of their experiences.

"We are fortunate to have a supportive and diligent population in the town who continue to provide us with help and information that we need to combat offending and keep Shepton Mallet a safe place to live, work and visit."

Crimes can be reported on 101 or through the police website, or on 999 in an emergency.

     

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