Increase in violence in Rugby town centre

There was an increase in violent crimes in the town centre last month while the number of thefts dropped.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 9:07 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:08 am
Police were called to the four-car collision at 8.07am this morning (March 21)

Figures released by police yesterday (Monday, March 20) show there were 18 violence-related incidents in February, resulting in 13 arrests.

The same amount of thefts were recorded, with 11 people ‘dealt with’ by police.

A total of 50 crimes were recorded in the town centre last month including two arsons and a man was arrested in relation to both.

Other incidents include one burglary, three fraud offences and one report of criminal damage, a fall from January when there were three such crimes.