Fakenham Police statistics on the number of inquiries

Published:
09:53 13 August 2022



Updated:
4:31 PM August 13, 2022

Assaults continue to dominate police time in the Fakenham area – but it remains one of the lowest crime areas in the area.

Figures presented to the Safer Neighborhood Action Panel in Fakenham on August 4 revealed that assault and welfare investigations dominated local police time between May 1 and July 31.

Over the three months, police launched a total of 308 inquiries in Lancaster and The Raynhams, while in Wensum and Astley 64 inquiries took place over the same period.

Lancaster and The Raynhams are made up of Fakenham (North and South Lancaster), Helhoughton, Hempton, Pudding Norton, Raynham, Tattersett and Dunton.

Astley and Wensum are made up of Briningham, Fulmodeston, Gunthorpe, Hindolveston, Kettlestone, Little Snoring, Melton Constable, Ryburgh, Stibbard, Swanton Novers, Thurning, Thursford and Wood Norton.

In both areas, assaults were clearly the top police investigation – 28% of all investigations being assaults.

The different types of incidents resulting in injuries included domestic (16), school-related (4), alcohol/law and order-related (8) and other (8).


Beat Manager at Fakenham, Richard Dawson
– Credit: SAM WRIGHT

While the national injury-free cases were the result of 20 investigations. seven investigations related to “neighborhood problems” and three to attempted theft.

The next highest, welfare, took 13% of the total.

Welfare investigations include a number of different incidents such as protecting adults, protecting children in a domestic incident or ensuring the welfare of a young person and modern slavery.

In both areas, sexual offenses (10), drugs (9) and weapons (2) were the lowest investigation categories.


Police are appealing for more information following an incident on the side of the A1088 in Fakenham Magna, n

Over the three months, police launched a total of 308 inquiries in Lancaster and The Raynhams, while in Wensum and Astley 64 inquiries took place over the same period.
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Richard Dawson, beat manager at Fakenham, said: “”I am proud to say that the Fakenham area remains one of the lowest crime areas in Norfolk and this is due to the partnership work done by the beat manager and to the regular patrols carried out by the intervention teams which operate from Fakenham station.

“The figures quoted are typical of our region and are consistent with previous years.”

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