Maldon: 40 per cent rise in town crime

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Maldon: 40 per cent rise in town crime Maldon: 40 per cent rise in town crime

Crime in Maldon rose by 40 per cent in October, according to new statistics.

The most up-to-date figures on the police.uk website revealed overall crime in the Maldon town area, including parts of Heybridge, jumped from 94 crimes in September to 132 in October.

Antisocial behaviour also increased, climbing from 29 incidents to 45.

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6:15pm Tue 11 Dec 12

e5mitch says...

Were told there's no link between rising crime & having the street lights turned off, so why does using lighting to combat crime feature so much in advice from the police? I.e. when it comes to keeping your vehicle safe Essex police say- 'Park in safe areas, choose somewhere busy and well lit'.
& on burglary Essex police say-'The most effective lighting is controlled by a dusk to dawn switch that comes on only when it gets dark. It costs very little to run and acts as a deterrent all night'.
& Walking alone Essex police say-
'Try to use well lit busy streets'.
There's loads more examples where lighting is recommended when it comes to reducing & preventing crime, so why do the police not object to the lights going off when they endorse their benefits? Or do they really believe there's no rise in crime when the lights go out?
Were told there's no link between rising crime & having the street lights turned off, so why does using lighting to combat crime feature so much in advice from the police? I.e. when it comes to keeping your vehicle safe Essex police say- 'Park in safe areas, choose somewhere busy and well lit'. & on burglary Essex police say-'The most effective lighting is controlled by a dusk to dawn switch that comes on only when it gets dark. It costs very little to run and acts as a deterrent all night'. & Walking alone Essex police say- 'Try to use well lit busy streets'. There's loads more examples where lighting is recommended when it comes to reducing & preventing crime, so why do the police not object to the lights going off when they endorse their benefits? Or do they really believe there's no rise in crime when the lights go out? e5mitch

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