Website puts crime on the map

MORE than 100 reports of anti-social behaviour were made to police in north Northumberland during December, figures have revealed.

A website launched by the Home Office this week shows that in Alnwick, Amble, Rothbury, Seahouses and Wooler, a total of 154 crimes were reported to police during the month and 107 of those were of anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Alnwick had the highest number of reports at 88. Nine of those were for violent crime, including assault, harrasment and grievous bodily harm, 67 were of ASB and one vehicle crime was reported. Eleven other crimes, which include thefts and drug offences, were also included in the figures.

The main areas highlighted for crime were in the Barresdale area and the town centre.

In total, 44 reports were made in the Amble area, including two burglaries and six violent crimes as well as 29 of ASB.

Rothbury was the third highest in the area with 13 crimes. Seven of those were for ASB, four violent crimes and two other. A report of ASB was also made from Thropton.

A burglary as well as two ASB reports and three others were the six reports from the North Sunderland and Seahouses area while only three were made from Wooler. Two were for ASB and one for violent crime.

In comparison, 91 reports were made from the Morpeth area, while 97 came from the Berwick area.

The website provides figures for any address in the country and includes details of local policing teams. To look at your street visit