Inspector Steve Gilbertson reported to Cheadle Area Committee last night on the latest crime figures across Gatley, Cheadle and Heald Green. Burglary, Robbery and Anti-social behaviour are static or down across the board (continuing a trend of crime falling over the last few years.
In Gatley, burglaries fell from 55 last year to 40 this year, vehicle crimes were unchanged on 55, robberies (from businesses or people) down from 6 to 4 and anti-social behaviour incidents down from 77 to 76.
For Cheadle, burglaries fell from 76 to 63, vehicle crimes down from 99 to 74, robberies down from 18 to just 5 and anti-social behaviour incidents fell from 295 to 212.
In Heald Green, burglaries fell from 58 to 57, vehicle crimes down from 48 to 47, robberies down from 6 to 4 and anti-social behaviour incidents down from 154 to 136.
Inspector Gilbertson warned residents to leave a light on in the house when we’re out and keep our homes secure. He noted that it’s rare for a thief to directly steal a car these days – with improved vehicle security, it’s far more common to break into a house and steal the car keys, then drive off in the car.
These figures compare the period 1st April 2011 – November 2011 with the period 1st April 2012 to November 2012.