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Exeter’s top crime spots revealed

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A citywide crime map has been released, revealing which areas in Exeter reported the most incidents in July this year.

The interactive online map breaking down total recorded crimes by location showed Mary Arches street to be Exeter’s most crime-prone area.

Mary Arches, which borders Fore Street and is located near the Cathedral, saw 29 incidences recorded in July alone. Little Castle Street, which runs adjacent to the High Street, came a second with 23 crime reports.

A total of 22 crimes took place on student hotspot Sidwell Street, home to burger restaurant Hub Box and popular student cocktail venue Monkey Suit, whilst Prospect Place, North Street and Guinea Street saw 17 and 12 respectively.

July saw 1,114 incidents recorded in total, with 52 under postcode EX4 6JS, a popular second and third-year student accommodation area, which encompasses Pennsylvania Road, Old Tiverton Road, Union Road, Victoria Street, Culverland Road and Springfield Road.

Anti-social behaviour and sexual offences were the most common types of crime listed, with 386 of the former and 204 of the latter.

The data, which was released by the Home Office and can be accessed via the Police.uk website, allows users to search for information on offences in their neighbourhood using their postcode.

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