"Too often today, people are ready to tell us,
'this is not possible; that is not possible'.
I say, whatever the true interest of our country calls for, is always possible!"

- Enoch Powell.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Shropshire’s most crime-ridden streets revealed

Shropshire’s most crime-ridden streets revealed

Shropshire’s most crime-hit street was today revealed as Bishopdale on the Brookside housing estate in Telford.

The street saw 27 crimes committed in December according to the newly-launched police crime map website.

Hills Lane, in Shrewsbury, with 25 crimes, and Coney Green, Oswestry, with 19, were the two next worst trouble spots.

The county crime map shows that more than 1,300 crimes were committed in Shropshire in December and revealed that Shrewsbury has one of the highest crime rates per head of population in the country – with rates higher than those in Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Leeds.

Shrewsbury had the highest volume of crimes committed during December with 365, followed by 268 in Telford and 207 in Oswestry.

Bishopdale saw 18 anti-social behaviour crimes, four violent crimes, two vehicle crimes and three other crimes while it was a similar story in Hills Lane where 16 anti-social behaviour crimes were reported along with four violent crimes and five other crimes.

Ten anti-social behaviour crimes took place in Coney Green with two violent crimes and five other crimes.

The crime map was launched by police last week and allows people to see how many crimes are committed on any street in England and Wales.

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