Crime in England & Wales rose by 110,000 or 23% between December last when the Home Office website went online and April (6 months). This is a steep increase. It’s possible that December is a seasonally low crime month (the data certainly suggests that), in which case the rise is 70,000 or 14%. Still significant.
As the table here shows, after London and Westminster, Hastings, Camden and Blackpool have high crime rates. Learn more about crime in Blackpool and see how G-View 3 delivers hotspot analysis.