Violent attacks up by six per cent but murders are down
crimes of violence in ayrshire has increased slightly over the past year.
a total of 436 violent crimes occurred between april 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, compared to 432 over the same month period.
but the number of murders decreased considerably from 9 in 2016/ 17 to none in 2017/ 18.
culpable homicide numbers remanined the same as one over the same period.
but the number of culpable homicides involving road traffic accidents increased from three in 2016- 2017 to five in 2017- 18.
over the same period, the number of attempted murders decreased by one to six.
serious assaults increased by 10 per cent to 2381 in 2017/ 18 from 216 in 2016/ 17.
the number of reported robberies to police increased by four to 89 in 2017/ 18.
a special investigation by the post reveals the amount of violent crime in your area.
ayr West, which includes ayr town centre, Fort, seafield, Doonfoot and alloway, had the most number of common assaults in south ayrshire with 208 from april 1 2017, to March 31, 2018, up from 197 for the previous year, an increase of 5.5 per cent.
Following a Freedom of information request by the post, we can reveal the number of serious assaults in ayr West increased by 54 per cent from 13 in 2016/ 17 to 20 in 2017/ 18.
the number of robberies shot up from 3 to 11.
ayr North, which covers lochside, Whitletts, braehead, Heathfield and Newton, has the second most number of common assaults at 204, down from 245, a decrease of 17 per cent. serious assaults remained the same at 16 and robberies increased by two to seven.
in ayr east, which includes Forehill, belmont, Holmston and castlehill, there was one culpable homicide recorded by police in 2017/ 18 compared to none for the previous year. the number of common assaults increased by 43 per cent to 80 in 2017/ 18.
over thee same period serious assaults remained the same at two and robberies decreased from three to one.
in girvan and south carrick, police recorded 103 common assaults ( up 39 per cent), five serious assaults ( up one) and two robberies ( down one).
in troon, 91 common assaults took place in 2017- 18 compared to 83 in 2016- 17, one serious assault ( down from seven) and two robberies ( up one).
in prestwick, the number of common assaults were down by four to 96, serious assaults remained the same at six and no robberies were reported to police.
in Maybole, North carrick and coylton, there was two culpable homicides ( up one), serious assaults remained the same at four and there were five robberies compared to none for the previous year.
Investigations Ayrshire had more than 1250 violent crimes in a year