The figures just released for May 2017 show 66 crimes reported to police, compared with 57 during April.
Almost 41 per cent of the total crimes during May were in the category Violence and sexual offences.
The area covered by these statistics is within a one-mile radius of the town centre.
Anti-social behaviour 10
Bicycle theft 1
Criminal damage and arson 4
Other crime 2
Other theft 8
Possession of weapons 0
Public order 1
Theft from the person 0
Vehicle crime 5
Violence and sexual offences 27
TOTAL (all crimes) 66
You can visit https://www.police.uk/shape/ChzFpj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team, www.police.co.uk is telling the public.