A few weeks ago we put up a quiz about crime stas in your area. All the answers can be found through the Community Safety Interactive Atlas.
As promised however, here are the answers!
1. In Cambridgeshire was the volume of total crime in 2013/14 higher or lower than it was in 2007/08?
Answer: B. Lower. In 2013/14 the total crime count was 29,324, compared to 42,262 in 2007/8 - a reduction of 30.6%!
2. In Fenland which crime type recorded the most number of offences in 2013/14?
Answer: B. Vehicle crime. In Fenland, there were 410 vehicle crime offences recorded. 254 dwelling burglaries were recorded, and 139 thefts of a pedal cycle.
3. Which ward in Cambridgeshire recorded the highest count of crime in 2013/14?
Answer: C. Market (Cambridge City). Market saw the highest count of crime recorded by far, with 3,139 cases - almost 1,000 more cases than the other three wards combined!. Medworth came second, with 813 offenced, followed by Abbey with 805. Hunts North came in last with 546 counts recorded. It's at times like this where it is important to look at the rate of crime as well as the count - so you can take into account the number of people living in the area as well.
4.Which ward in East Cambridgeshire recorded the lowest rate of total crime per 1,000 population in 2013/14?
Answer: D. Cheveley. 16.2 crimes were recorded per 1,000 people in Cheveley in 2013/14. This is compared to 17.3 in Bottisham, 22.1 in Sutton and 23.3 in Haddenham.
5. In the ward of Cottenham, which crime type recorded the highest rate per 1,000 population in 2013/14?
Answer: A. Anti-social behaviour (ASB). Cottenham saw 19 ASB offences for 2013/14 per 1,000 people. This is significantly higher than the others (again higher than all the other options combined) - with 6.7 records of domestic abuse, 5.5 violent crimes and 2.7 vehicle crimes recorded.
6. How many wards in Huntingdonshire in 2013/14 recorded a higher rate per 1,000 population of domestic abuse incidents than the average rate for the County?
Answer: A. 14. There are 29 wards in Huntingdon - so just under half (48.3%) recorded a higher rate per 1,000 of domestic abuse incidents than the average county rate.
I hope you found that interesting - if you have any questions about the Atlas and its contents - or want to know more, get in touch. And watch this space for the next quiz!