Figures show crime is falling in Saddleworth

Saddleworth’s crime figures have fallen according to official figures.

An extensive breakdown of crime across Greater Manchester is available via the website.A total of 270 districts come under Greater Manchester Police’s jurisdiction from inner city areas to leafy suburbs.

Crime figures are listed in 14 categories from cycle theft to robbery, anti-social behaviour to drugs, violence and sexual offences.

And despite recent high-profile incidents, crime across Saddleworth and Lees, compared to the same period last year, has fallen.

However, significantly, only a small percentage of the crimes end up with a conviction in court.

Between October 2017 and September 2018 in Saddleworth North, 11 offenders were dealt with at court but in nine cases no results were available.

In Saddleworth South just two people were convicted – one was fined and the other was deprived of their property.

Below are figures released so far this year compared against other neighbouring areas and some further afield.

Sergeant Neil Barker confirmed: “Saddleworth has seven per cent of the crime of all of Oldham and that has been fairly consistent year on year.

“It is not a high crime area, though some incidents have been nasty. And crimes are down 23 per cent from last year in Greenfield.”

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