Inspector Jo York of Goole Neighbourhood Policing Team reveals the current policing priorities, crime trends and issues being addressed by the Community Policing team.
Figures for the Goole North and Goole South wards that make up the town, including Old Goole and the dock area show that 116 crimes were recorded in February, compared with 112 in January and 128 in December.
On average, there is 3 times more crime recorded in the Goole South ward than the Goole North ward. Goole South accounts for a higher amount of shop theft as it includes the town centre and main supermarkets, and assaults and public order offences associated with the night time economy are linked to the main drinking area in the town.
Goole as a whole has suffered 11% less crime in the last year, compared to the previous year. Goole Community Patrol have been closely monitoring anti-social behaviour in the areas of Goole town centre and Oak Avenue, Old Goole as a priority. A number of high visibility reassurance patrols have been used in these areas to deter potential anti-social behaviour. There are currently no particular crime trends, with the few offences being committed randomly.
It is clear that offenders are looking at locations and vehicles prior to coming back to commit crimes. This could simply be someone looking around an area during the day, someone pretending to do door to door sales, or someone coming to your home on another pretext.
So, if you get a ‘cold caller’ ask yourself:
1. Is the caller coming to my home in any way suspicious?
2. Is the caller paying attention to my car or house and asking me questions about it?
If so, give Humberside Police a call on the non emergency number 101 to report your concerns.