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SK8 eighth worst in the country for burglary

by Iain Roberts on 11 January, 2019

The SK8 postcode area is the eighth worst in the country for burglary, a new study has revealed.

The study, reported in The Mirror, says Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire tops the list. The places with the lowest rates of burglary are mostly in rural, out-of-the-way places with Whitehaven in Cumbria and Falmouth in Cornwall as the top two.

“We have known for a long time than the Cheadle area has a big problem with burglary.” said Iain. “Our local Police do their best, but they don’t have the resources. Government cuts mean there are far fewer police, and Cheadle often gets a raw deal as Greater Manchester Police diverts more resources to the City Centre and North Manchester.”

“Everywhere has problems, but the Cheadle area should have the policing we need to tackle this problem.” Iain added.

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  1. Peter hince says:

    It’s a joke the level of policing we have in south manchester . We probably pay the most money into the pot and get the worst service . There needs to be a balance

  2. Bruce says:

    It was the Libdems who reduced our police by 15000 when you were in power!

    What hypocrisy.

    • John H says:

      There were over 122,000 police officers in March this year.
      Do you want to amend your figures. Or did the police have 272,000 officers under Lib Dem coalition?

      • Bruce says:

        John – 15000 is a national figure – the Libdems when in government were responsible for cutting police numbers.

        • John H says:

          Your statement:-
          It was the Libdems who reduced our police by 15000

          • Bruce says:

            John – they were in power – they could have stopped the cuts – but they didn’t.

          • Iain Roberts says:

            Hi John,the Lib Dems opposed Tory austerity plans in 2015 and 2017. (In 2010 you’ll recall that Labour introduced the first austerity budget in 2010 with a promise to cut “deeper than Thatcher” following the economic crisis). If the Lib Dems were in power, the Police would not be in this state.

  3. Ian says:

    Has anyone from the Lds asked our invisible MP (Who I voted for last time) for a comment on how she and her government are working to sort this out in our area.?

    • Paula says:

      I must stand up for our MP. She is not ” invisible”. She is there if you need her. When I recently had major problems with a government agency, she immediately got onto it and those problems were eventually resolved satisfactorily. I was very impressed with the manner in which she and her caseworker dealt with the situation.

    • Bruce says:

      Ian – why do you say she is invisible? Do you think she does nothing? Why don’t you email her with your concerns.
      Also, see my comment above

      Here is her website

      https://www.mary-robinson.org.uk/

  4. Roy says:

    Iain
    As a result of dismal Policing in Sk8 Insurance Premiums will be loaded to reflect the increased risk, unfortunately I live in the Sk8 area can I expect either a reduction in my Council Tax bill to reflect the extra costs incurred on my insurance policy’s ( household and car) . I would prefer to live in a better Policed area but this can only be achieved if we have Police patrolling Sk8 and at the moment this is not happening.
    If the Police patrolled and applied Zero tolerance on all crime we would all be better off. And before you winge about lack of funds simply applying the law regarding parking on the zig zag crossing would raise £100 per offender, a win win improved road safety and money raised.

  5. Bryan Neill says:

    I’ve not seen a policeman on the beat, on my road, in 20 years…. A friend of mine who lives off Styal Rd, in Peel Hall suffered an armed robbery at his home recently where he, in front of his children and wife, was assaulted with an axe severely wounding his leg. 3 months after the incident my friend registered a complaint with the chief constable as the police had had shown little interest, not even bothering to look at his neighbours cctv footage. On that bases what chance have we with regard to the police dealing with any less serious crimes? Little or none is the truth.

  6. Cheadle resident says:

    This comes as no great surprise..divisional Robbery and Burglary Units no longer exist.. CSI no longer attend all Aquisitive Crime offence locations as a matter of standard… they service victims from a phone.. likewise GMP officers don’t get allocated to the job and instead the crime is submitted over the phone to ensure the ‘statistics’ of criming are not failed… it matters not that the investigation fails.
    Previous years held bosses accountable to the performance indicators such as the burglary rate… this no longer appears to count for much in GMP.

    Threat harm and risk is what Police look towards… someone who comes home to there home being invaded does not sadly tick enough boxes.
    The argument is made that some drug addicted or ‘coke’ fuelled character being in your home whilst you sleep upstairs should be considered high THR… sadly it doesn’t in the world of ‘the management’.

    This is not likely to change until Policing numbers increase – but this also requires public pressure to ensure that those additional bobbies are directed towards crime that impacts on the law abiding tax paying public that ring Police generally only when their home or vehicle is targeted.

  7. John Hartley says:

    Whilst scant comfort to those of us who have been victims of burglary (twice for us – although not for many years), burglary is actually at a record low from the high levels of the mid 1990s. Here’s some facts from the Office of National Statistics:

    “The estimated number of CSEW domestic burglary incidents rose sharply through the 1980s and early 1990s (peaking at 2,445,000 in the year to December 1993) and then fell steeply until the survey year ending March 2005 (to 1,057,0001). The underlying trend in domestic burglary remained fairly flat between the year ending March 2005 and year ending March 2011 surveys. However, there have been general year-on-year decreases from the survey year ending March 2011 onwards, down to a record low 650,0002 incidents in the survey year ending March 2017.

    In the survey year ending March 2017, around 2 in 100 households had been victims of domestic burglary; this compares with around 9 in 100 households in the year ending December 1995, meaning that households are currently four times less likely to be a victim of burglary than in 1995.

    Over time, the subcategories of CSEW “domestic burglary in a dwelling” and “domestic burglary in a non-connected building to a dwelling” have followed similar patterns to that of domestic burglary overall. The more marked declines in domestic burglary in a dwelling have driven the overall decline in all domestic burglary.

    Domestic burglary in a dwelling comprises the majority of all CSEW domestic burglary incidents, ranging from between 67% and 83% across the history of the CSEW.

    Police recorded burglary has fallen year-on-year between the year ending March 2003 (890,099 offences) – the earliest time period for which data are directly comparable – and the year ending March 2016 (401,001 offences), but slightly increased in the year ending March 2017 (411,536 offences). Police recorded burglary has more than halved in volume over the last decade.”

    I havent been professionally involved with the criminal justice system fro 15 years so don’t know of any research which accounts for the reasons for the decrease. I suspect better targeting of known burglars by the police will be a significant factor.

  8. Misty says:

    The Lib Dems may have voted against cuts in police numbers, but they joined forces with David Cameron’s Coalition government, in return for ministerial positions – their former leader Nick Clegg became deputy prime minister for goodness sake – and helped vote in austerity measures which they’d previously said they opposed.

    The Lib Dems could have remained an independent force within Parliament, voting with integrity on individual issues, helping to reduce, possibly even stop, some of the worst excesses of the Tory Party’s austerity policies, the effects of which are still very much apparent now, but they didn’t, choosing personal advancement instead.

    There’s nothing wrong with choosing personal advancement per se, but it is morally reprehensible to do that, and then to claim that they acted in the interests of the general public, which they clearly didn’t.

    All that may be regarded as ancient history now, but the loss of integrity and the betrayal of trust cannot be erased.

    • Iain Roberts says:

      Hi Misty, I’m afraid you’re mistaken. The austerity measures the Lib Dems supported in 2010 were pretty much in line with our manifesto (and a lot less than in the Tory manifesto). You’ll remember that the first austerity budget was under Labour – who cut £4.5billion from the NHS in March 2010.

      The Lib Dems opposed Tory austerity in 2015 and 2017 as well. In 2017 you’ll recall that the Lib Dems proposed reversing Tory cuts to benefits, while Labour’s manifesto wanted to keep the Tory cuts in place.

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