Tens of thousands of crimes recorded in Bolton

File photo dated 22/10/14 of a Police officer, as according to new figures, some of the UK's biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, with hundreds of assaults on gay and lesbian people reported to police so far in 2014 - including more than 300 in London alone. Scotland Yard recorded 1,073 violent homophobic offences between January and October, up from 1,007 in 2013 and 1,002 in 2012.File photo dated 22/10/14 of a Police officer, as according to new figures, some of the UK's biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, with hundreds of assaults on gay and lesbian people reported to police so far in 2014 - including more than 300 in London alone. Scotland Yard recorded 1,073 violent homophobic offences between January and October, up from 1,007 in 2013 and 1,002 in 2012.
File photo dated 22/10/14 of a Police officer, as according to new figures, some of the UK's biggest police forces have recorded a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes this year, with hundreds of assaults on gay and lesbian people reported to police so far in 2014 - including more than 300 in London alone. Scotland Yard recorded 1,073 violent homophobic offences between January and October, up from 1,007 in 2013 and 1,002 in 2012.
Tens of thousands of crimes were recorded in Bolton over the last year, official police records reveal.

Tens of thousands of crimes were recorded in Bolton over the last year, official police records reveal.

Greater Manchester Police recorded 36,251 offences in Bolton in the 12 months to March, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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At 125.8 crimes per 1,000 people, that was far higher than the rate across England and Wales, which stood at 89.3.

This is only the second time Greater Manchester Police have been able to supply data at community safety partnership level since its implementation of a new IT system in July 2019 – meaning no comparison to the year before is possible.

Crimes recorded in Bolton included:

1,104 sexual offences14,310 violent offences3,279 incidents of criminal damage and arson541 drug offences383 possession of weapons such as firearms or knives5,706 public order offences9,632 theft offences5,175 stalking and harassment offences

Of the crimes recorded in the area over the last 12 months, 1,104 were sexual offences – an increase of 36% from the year before.

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Meanwhile, violent crime has soared in the area, from 10,849 to 14,310 over this period.

One of the main factors behind this increase was the rise in violence with injury, which rose by 43%, from 2,489 incidents to 3,550.

And theft offences rose by 21%, with 9,632 incidents recorded in the 12 months to March.

At 33.4 crimes per 1,000 people, that was higher than the rate across England and Wales, which stood at 25.1.

Crimes recorded in Bolton included:

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1,104 sexual offences14,310 violent offences3,279 incidents of criminal damage and arson541 drug offences383 possession of weapons such as firearms or knives5,706 public order offences9,632 theft offences5,175 stalking and harassment offences