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Statistics say crime is falling in county
2:00pm Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
CRIME in Worcestershire has dropped by more than 10 per cent over the past six months.
Figures released by West Mercia show crime across the South Worcestershire region decreased by 10.8 per cent from 8,172 to 7,288 since April in comparison with the same period last year.
Robbery saw the greatest drop with 24 per cent fewer offences while burglaries decreased by 37.9 per cent.
Violence against a person resulting in injury also decreased by 14.4 per cent – with 55.3 per cent of cases solved in comparison with 48.9 last year – and anti-social behaviour fell by 9.7 per cent.
South Worcestershire superintendant Mark Travis said officers had been focusing on proactive policing and cracking down on violent crime, drugs and burglary.
“It is pleasing to see strong reductions in burglary volumes and the good performance in solved burglaries,”he said. “This work is now continuing into the autumn.”
Across the whole of the West Mercia region there were 2,484 fewer crimes – a drop of 7.7 per cent.
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