Cumbria Police say that they are now seeing demand and crime levels returning to pre-COVID levels in the Copeland area. Most of the increases are of a minor nature, particularly in public order offences.
Officers have also been dealing with a large number of vulnerability related incidents such as domestic incidents, concern for welfare calls, missing persons and mental health related matters.
A Police spokesperson said:
"We are seeing the anti-social use of motorcycles continue across the district. We urge people to report these incidents and help us identify those responsible.
"Whilst we are well aware of the negative impact that COVID has had on all sections of the community we would like to remind you that public disorder and abusive conduct will not be tolerated.
"Please think about your own behaviour and treat others as you would like to be treated."
Burglaries are also increasing across the area. The spokesperson continued:
"Police are warning local residents and businesses to be vigilant around security of your premises and outbuildings following an increase in burglaries in the area.
"There are simple measures that you can take to make your property less appealing to would be thieves. Please visit our website for information.
"There is no apparent pattern, common location or linked suspects/victims. This seems to be a general rise in this type of crime being committed.