Crime increases in Moreton-in-Marsh
CRIME in Moreton-in-Marsh increased by five per cent in the last three months.
There were 62 crimes recorded in the town in October, November and December 2012, in comparison with 59 in the same period in 2011.
Assault resulting in an injury increased from five to eight, while there were six recorded incidents of shoplifting, in comparison with six in the same period in 2011.
However, there were 11 incidents of other forms of theft in comparison to 16 in 2011, and burglaries from homes decreased from five to two.
Burglaries from places other than homes also decreased from four to two while there were two assaults not resulting in injury in comparison with six the previous year.
At Monday’s meeting of Moreton-in-Marsh town council, vice-chairman Cllr Rod Hooper said he was “very concerned” about the figures.
“It is most worrying to get a five per cent increase especially as the police have been telling us they can manage,” he said.