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Community Beat Officer's Report

Reported Crime Figures for September 2005

Tollcross, Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Bruntsfield and Grassmarket

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A total of 67 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of September for the Fountainbridge area.

Thefts from licensed premises is very low this month, as is Theft by Shoplifting.

There were 7 assaults reported during September, 3 of which were solved.

In relation to domestic housebreakings, there were two such reports this month.

Here are the crime figures for September 2005
A total of 206 crimes or offences were recorded in the month of September for the Tollcross area.

As in previous months a large number of crimes are Thefts from within licensed premises with persons leaving property unattended.

There were 30 reports of assault, twelve of which were solved.

There were 7 domestic housebreakings and 3 business housebreakings reported during September.
Theft Housebreaking Theft Housebreaking
There were two housebreakings to domestic premises and one to business premises during September.
A second floor flat in Murdoch Terrace and a ground floor flat in Bryson Road were broken into, and items stolen from within.
The youth club in Watson Crescent was broken into, however nothing was apparently stolen.
7 Domestic (Castle Terrace, Leven Street, Lawnmarket, Teviot Place, Hope Park Square, Reigo Street and Kings Stables Lane).

The were 3 business premises broken into during September (Victoria Street, Grassmarket and North Bank Street)
Theft Others Theft Others
15 in total
4 from or on licensed premises
6 from or on business premises
5 domestic incidents or on the street.
74 in total, (down considerably on last month.)
24 from or on licensed premises
38 from or on business premises
12 from domestic premises or on the street.
Theft from Motor Vehicles Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were 4 vehicles broken into during September.
A Nissan in Fowler Terrace, a Volkswagen in Watson Crescent, a Renault in Bryson Road and a Volkswagen also in Bryson Road. All had audio equipment stolen as well as other items.
There were three vehicles broken into during September, as follows:
Honda Civic– NCP Castle Terrace
Mini Cooper – Keir Street, and Honda motor cycle – Lauriston Gardens.
Theft Motor Vehicles Theft Motor Vehicles
A red Volkswagen Polo motor car was stolen from Murdoch Terrace. There were no vehicles stolen during September.
Theft Pedal Cycle Theft Pedal Cycle
Pedal cycle thefts continue. There were 2 such reports in September (Murdoch Terrace and Bruntsfield Place) Both had been left secured to railings. Thefts of pedal cycles continue to be a problem in the Tollcross area.

There were 9 in total, these occurring at Bristo Square, Grassmarket, George Square (2), Buccleuch Street, Crichton Street, Castle Terrace, Lothian Street, and Drumdryan Street. Most of them had the security chain cut.
Malicious Damage Malicious Damage
12 in total
None on licensed premises
3 on business premises
5 on domestic premises
4 to motor vehicles (Dundee Terrace (3) and Lower Gilmore Place)
12 in total
None to licensed premises
3 to business premises
1 to domestic premises
8 to motor vehicles, in Meadow Lane, Cornwall Street, Chalmers Street, Lothian Road, Melville Drive, Lauriston Gardens, George Square Lane and East Fountainbridge.
Assault Assault
7 in total
2 on licensed premises
2 on business premises
3 on domestic premises or on the street.
30 in total
5 on licensed premises
5 on business premises
20 on domestic premises or on the street.
Racially Motivated Crime Racially Motivated Crime
An 18 year old male and a 15 year old youth have been charged with shouting racial abuse at two Asian youths in Dundee Street.
A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
There were two racially motivated crime reported during September.

A white female in the company of a black male were refused entry to a licensed premises in Victoria Street. She formed the opinion that this was because of her friend’s skin colour. An argument ensued and the police were called.
No evidence to substantiate claim.

A male in his thirties subjected a 16 year old male of mixed race to verbal racial abuse in Victoria Terrace. Enquiries are continuing to trace the male concerned.

Community Beat Officer PC 2995-A John Goodall
West End Police Station
Tel: 0131 221 2008
E-mail: PC John Goodall