Theft of a Motor Vehicle
Theft of motor vehicles has reduced significantly in
Peterborough in recent years and the reduction is replicated across
the country. The main reason for this is the major improvements in
security that car manufacturers have introduced.
In addition, traffic calming measures in Peterborough have
reduced the appeal of joyriding that was prominent in the 1980s and
1990s. Today there are a small group of people who commit this
crime type and they are actively targeted by the police.
UPDATE: 5 March 2013 A Government minister has
praised Peterborough for helping victims of domestic violence get
See full press release and video here.
UPDATE: 12 February 2013 There has been a
spate of fires being set in wheelie bins, discarded furniture and
some vehicles, across the city. We have teamed up with other
agencies, including the fire service to tackle this problem. You
can help to prevent these types of offences, by ensuring that
wheelie bins are not left in the street after collection, or if
they are full, kept in a safe place until they can be emptied.
Report any discarded furniture to the local authority so they can
make arrangements to collect it. We are also working with youths
both in and out of schools to educate them about the dangers of
setting fires and asking them to be vigilant when out and about.
Please report any suspicious activity around fires to the Police on