The graph below shows the overall downward trend of crime reports in Barrow over the last 12 months (December 2009-November 2010 inclusive)
The grey columns are aligned to the left-hand vertical axis. They represent the overall number of crimes recorded in Barrow during each month shown on the chart. The red line is aligned to the right-hand vertical axis and represents the twelve-month rolling total for Barrow over the same period.
An upward gradient in the red line indicates that offences are consistently rising over the 12 month period. A downward gradient indicates that offences are consistently falling over the 12 month period. Little or no gradient in the red line indicates that results are remaining more or less on a par.
The graph below shows the number of each of the different types of offences from December 2009-November 2010 inclusive.
If you add all the columns together it would represent 100% of the crimes committed. Looking at where the red line starts on the tallest column, you can see that 'Damage to vehicles' is the most common type of crime, accounting for almost 15% of crimes in the last 12 months. The next most common is 'assault with less serious injury' accounting for a little over 10% of all recorded crime over the last year.