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Crime remains low despite a rise in figures
12:00pm Saturday 11th August 2012 in Local news
Two Wharfedale villages saw a rise in crime last month although figures remained lower than in many parts of West Yorkshire.
A total of ten crimes were recorded during July in Addingham, where as few as one or two crimes per month is commonplace. Menston had 29 crimes last month, 12 of which were criminal damage.
There were also two house burglaries in Menston, six burglaries of properties other than houses, one assault and five thefts from motor vehicles.
In Addingham, there were four thefts from motor vehicles, one incident of criminal damage and three burglaries of other properties.
A total of 37 crimes were recorded in Ilkley during the same period. There was a single house burglary, seven burglaries of other properties, four assaults, five thefts from motor vehicles and five reports of criminal damage.
Burley-in-Wharfedale suffered two house burglaries, one other burglary, two thefts from motor vehicles and a single criminal damage.
Policing priorities in the villages remain focused on traffic, speeding and parking issues, and extra patrols are continuing in Ilkley’s riverside areas to prevent anti-social behaviour on weekends and during the school summer holidays.