Criminal reports of sexual assault in the city of Exeter have tripled in the past ten years, but the number of successful criminal charges has dropped from 23 per cent to three per cent.
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The Devon and Cornwall region has 125,000 more people than the police is funded to protect. The 45 million tourists who visit the South West during the summer are not counted by the Government, leaving a gap in the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary’s budget. Plymouth City Council asked Devon & Cornwall Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez […]
A man has been taken into custody after students were threatened with a replica gun at the University of Exeter. Armed police were called to the University’s Streatham campus around 11.30am. According to a statement released by the Devon and Cornwall police earlier today, armed officers were immediately sent to the scene and “were able […]
Devon & Cornwall police have become the latest UK force to begin to record gender-based hate crimes. Gender-based hate crimes are those motivated by hatred for a person based on their sex or gender. It is hoped that by gathering this data, the scale of the issue can be better understood, and that more effective […]
A suspicious package arriving at Rowe House caused the student halls to be evacuated at 8.30am this morning (Wednesday 12th December). A student at the residence received a package in the post containing a small bottle filled with liquid. In a press release this morning, Devon & Cornwall Police confirmed that: “the recipient was not expecting […]
A man has been arrested on suspicion of ‘outraging public decency’ after reportedly strolling down Exeter High Street with no clothes on. On the afternoon of the 16th of November, police were called to Exeter city centre near Princesshay shopping centre to apprehend a man strolling naked down the road. Eyewitnesses described at least seven […]
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. […]