CRIME RISE: Recorded incidents see jump of eleven per cent in Mid & East Antrim Council area

RECORDED crime in the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council area has jumped by 11 per cent.

Figures in a report tabled at a meeting of the local council this week show that in the 2018/19 twelve month period there were 6,739 incidents – up 11.8 per cent – compared to 6,030 incidents in the previous year.

‘Outcome rates’, according to the report, were up from 30.7 per cent in 2017/18 to 31.1 per cent in 2018/19.

Violence without injury (including harassment) was the highest police recorded crime in 2018/19 which had increased by 12.4 per cent from the 2017/18 figure from 1,216 crimes to 1,367 crimes.

Violence with injury was up by almost ten per cent and criminal damage increased by 8.4 per cent even though there had been a decrease in criminal damage the year before in relation to the 12 months before that.

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