Day: 7 April 2013

It can get lively in this town some nights and alcohol fuelled disturbances are far from uncommon. One in ten reported crimes is violent and nearly half antisocial behaviour. There has been some success on reducing crime in the town. Reported crime has fallen by 10% over the last two years. In 2012, there were an average of 105 incidents of crime and antisocial behaviour in Ludlow every month. This is down from 114 incidents a month in the previous year. Ludlow: quarterly trends in crime and anti social behaviour 2011-12 Click for larger image However, it is not all good news. The overall level of crime in Ludlow is well above the average for West Mercia. Ludlow has around 118 incidents a year for every 1,000 of its residents. Across West Mercia there are about 99 crimes a year per 1,000 people, nearly a fifth lower. Where do these crimes and disturbances occur? The town has three hotpots: the town centre from the Blue Boar to the Compasses the bottom of Corve street around the supermarkets the Sandpits area Location of crime and anti social behaviour incidents 2011-12 Click for larger image As the map shows, the pattern of…

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