Burglary down, robbery up in Kettering crime figures

The number of burglaries dropped but the number of robberies increased in Kettering during the last year, according to statistics released by Kettering Police

The number of burglaries dropped but the number of robberies increased in Kettering during the last year, according to statistics released by Kettering Police

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The number of burglaries dropped but the number of robberies increased in Kettering during the last year, according to statistics released by Kettering Police.

Officers dealt with 100 fewer domestic burglaries between November 2013 and October 2014, 223 compared to 323 in the previous year, and the number of burglaries of other types of premises, such as businesses fell to 206 from 241 in the previous year during the same period.

However, the number of robberies in Kettering increased from 57 to 68 in the last year.

The figures will be presented at the Kettering Town Forum meeting, which takes place at the Kettering Council offices from 7pm on Monday, November 24.

The statistics show that overall, the number of reported crimes in Kettering was 4,386 during the last year, compared to 4,602 the previous one – a drop of about five per cent.

The number of ‘detected’ crimes, where a person is charged, was 1,324 in the past year, which represents an overall detection rate of about 30 per cent.