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Thousands of crimes are reported to police in Suffolk each month, including anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent offences – but where are the worst hotspots for recorded crimes in the county?

Figures collated by Suffolk News reveal some of the most dangerous areas in the county, based on the number of crimes reported in the latest month which has data available - April.

Below you can search for your street to find out if Suffolk Police have logged any crimes in your neighbourhood, and we also reveal how many crimes have been reported in some of the county's biggest towns.

The range in crime statistics across the 18 policing neighbourhoods is huge, with hundreds of reports in some areas in April, and fewer than 100 in others.

In Ipswich, there was a total of 1,603 crimes reported in the month when its three policing neighbourhoods - Central, East and West - are combined. In the neighbourhood policing list below, they are separated out as they are in the official data.

In Lowestoft, there were 805 crimes reported to Suffolk Police in April, data from the Home Office has revealed. Violence and sexual offences were the most common types of crime reported, with 311 during the month. Anti-social behaviour followed with 137 reports, and criminal damage and arson was next at 98.

The Ipswich neighbourhood with the highest number of crime reports in April was Ipswich West, with 600. Of those, 242 were violence and sexual offences, 96 were for anti-social behaviour and 58 were public order.

The statistics show Ipswich Central had the next highest number of crimes reported, with 533 in April. A total of 193 violence and sexual offences were reported, followed by 88 reports of anti-social behaviour and 58 of public order.

April saw 475 crimes reported in Bury St Edmunds, with violence and sexual offences making up 186 of those. Anti-social behaviour was next with 69 crimes reported, and public order followed with 52 reports.

Police were called to the scene of a fatal stabbing in Bury St Edmunds in April. Picture: Mark Westley
Police were called to the scene of a fatal stabbing in Bury St Edmunds in April. Picture: Mark Westley

Ipswich East was next with 470, with 197 violence and sexual offences reported, 55 anti-social behaviour reports and also 48 public order calls.

All other policing areas of Suffolk had fewer than 400 crime reports in April. Stowmarket had 313, Sudbury was next at 296, followed by Haverhill with 273.

Felixstowe came next with 193 crime calls, while Woodbridge had 182, Hadleigh saw 173, and there were 152 offences reported in Mildenhall.

The police data shows there were 150 crime reports in Newmarket* in April, followed by Leiston with 141, Brandon with 117, Beccles and Bungay with 103 and Halesworth with 83.

The area with the fewest crime reports in April was Eye, with 45.

*Some parts of Newmarket and its surrounding villages fall under the Cambridgeshire Constabulary area and therefore aren't included in this data.