The 10 locations where most reported crime in Sunderland city centre is taking place

Official statistics have revealed where most crime reported to police is taking place in Sunderland city centre.

Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 10:04 am
Reported crime in Sunderland city centre fell by a third in December 2019 compared to 12 months earlier.

The figures for December 2019 have been published by the Home Office on its www.police.uk website. November 2019 figures for the same area are also available here.

Thirty-five reports included 13 shoplifting cases and eight violence and sexual offences (classed together).
Seventeen reports included four public order cases and three violence and sexual offences (classed together).

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Fourteen incidents included six violence and sexual offences (classed together) and three anti-social behaviour reports.
Twelve reports included four violence and sexual offences (classed together) and three thefts.
Ten reports included five violence and sexual offences (classed together) and two public order incidents.
Nine reports included four criminal damage and arson (classed together) incidents and two public order cases.
Eleven reports included six shoplifting cases and five violence and sexual offences (classed together).
Eight cases included three violence and sexual offences (classed together) and two anti-social behaviour incidents.
Eight incidents included two theft cases and two public order incidents.
Eight incidents included four violence and sexual offences (classed together) and two thefts.
The number of incidents reported to Northumbria Police in the Sunderland Central neighbourhood was 503 in December 2019. This compared to 753 in December 2018.
Incidents are said to have taken place "on or near" addresses and include investigations which are ongoing, completed or discontinued.
Ring 999 in emergencies or 101 for non-emergencies. An emergency is classed as: "Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now."