By Oliver Thompson
In September Church Street in Huddersfield had the highest number of crime incidents in the town, Police UK statistics have revealed.
Last month there were 25 recorded crimes that took place in and around the narrow street – an average of nearly one per day. The most abundant category was ‘Violence and Sexual Offences (10)’ which includes offences against the person, such as common assaults, grievous bodily harm and sexual offences.
Out of the ten offences identified in this category: five investigations are complete due to no suspect identified, one incident the police were unable to prosecute suspects, three are currently under investigation and one is awaiting court outcome.
The figures show a slight increase in offences since the previous month of August where 19 incidents were recorded on Church Street – still the highest area in Huddersfield.
Following Church Street, Byram Court follows which runs parallel to Camel Nightclub in the centre of Huddersfield. At Byram, there were 21 incidents, with the most prominent category being ‘Theft from a person’ (7) which includes theft directly from the victim, but without use or threat of physical force. Shockingly all cases are complete due to no suspect identified.
In total, there were 1609 offences in September logged around Huddersfield, with nearly a third coming from the Town Centre. By contrast, in August there were 1615. The ‘Violence and Sexual Offences’ category was the most prominent with 583 individual cases being recorded.
POLICE UK CRIME DATA