The number of crimes committed in the Cleveland Police area is up for the first time in six years.
The total crime rate in the rest of the English part of our region is down, but on Teesside it was driven up partly by people not paying for their petrol.
Our correspondent Dan Ashby has been on Teesside, and spoke to Andrew Love at Billingham bypass petrol station.
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