figures show slight crime increase in Burnham and Highbridge
rates in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have shown a slight increase
over the past year, according to new figures this week.
police have sought to reassure residents that there is no need
at a community police meeting in Highbridge, Sgt Ian Kennett from
Burnham Police said: "The headline figure is that crime has
slight increase, in the region of 3% or 70 crimes, has been caused
by increased pro-active police activity in relation to drug offences
where there is not an actual victim."
has been no increase in burglary or car crime and over 750 offenders
have been brought to justice with 39% of all reported crime being
detected. This is over twice the detection rate of ten years ago."
added: "At the same time as responding to calls we are focussed
on pro-actively tackling those offenders that cause our communities
the most problems, whether that be drug dealing, antisocial behaviour
or criminal offences such as assault and burglary."
at Highbridge's quarterly police meeting last week chose drug
dealing as the top priority for police to tackle over the coming
police meeting will be held at the Town Council Chambers in the
Old Court House, Jaycroft Rd on Thursday 17th May at 7.30pm when
all will be welcome.