Which is the most law-abiding town in North Somerset - is it Weston?

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By Prue_Reid | Monday, November 19, 2012, 11:56

It is very difficult to compare like with like but crime statistics for North Somerset in September show the most law-abiding place in the the district could be Nailsea.

However, not all the towns have villages and settlements which locals would consider to be an integral part of their community include and the statistic for Weston-super-Mare is the central area and not appear to  include the Bournville/Coronation/Oldmixon or The Potteries.

Also a flat look at statistics doesn't take into consideration the age and employment levels of those living in the area which also have a bearing on crime levels.

Anyway for what it is worth here it what I gleamed from the stats.

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Crime reported in September 2012 within one mile of Clevedon with a population of 22,000

  • All crime 99
  • Anti-social behaviour 34
  • Burglary 3
  • Criminal damage and arson 12
  • Drugs 6
  • Other theft 16
  • Public disorder and weapons 0
  • Robbery 0
  • Shoplifting 3
  • Vehicle crime 4
  • Violent crime 18
  • Other crime 3

Crime reported in September 2012 within 1 mile of Nailsea with a population of 17,500

  • All crime 55
  • Anti-social behaviour 21
  • Burglary 3
  • Criminal damage and arson 4
  • Drugs 1
  • Other theft 7
  • Public disorder and weapons 0
  • Robbery 0
  • Shoplifting 8
  • Vehicle crime 2
  • Violent crime 7
  • Other crime 2

Crime reported in September 2012 within 1 mile of Portishead with a population of more than 22,000 

  • All crime 100
  • Anti-social behaviour 50
  • Burglary 10
  • Criminal damage and arson 14
  • Drugs 3
  • Other theft 7
  • Public disorder and weapons 0
  • Robbery 0
  • Shoplifting 3
  • Vehicle crime 3
  • Violent crime 9
  • Other crime 1

Crime reported in September 2012 within 1 mile of Weston-super-Mare with a population of more than 70,000

  • All crime 487
  • Anti-social behaviour 207
  • Burglary 23
  • Criminal damage and arson 34
  • Drugs 16
  • Other theft 51
  • Public disorder and weapons 4
  • Robbery 6
  • Shoplifting 31
  • Vehicle crime 16
  • Violent crime 92
  • Other crime 7

A large percentage of reported crime has an 'outcome' which it is presumed to mean some-one has been charged and it waiting to go to court.

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