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Cotswolds has highest fall in crime rate
CRIME is down in Gloucestershire for the eighth year in a row according to latest police figures.
The Cotswolds has seen the highest fall in crime with a reduction of eight-and-a-half per cent.
Figures released last week show that crime fell in the county by four per cent – or 1,442 crimes - between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
The biggest reduction was seen in the theft of motor vehicle category, which reduced by 32 per cent.
There were also reductions in robbery and non domestic burglary, which were both down by 19 per cent while violence against the person and criminal damage were also down by nine per cent.
Overall crime has fallen in every category, other than domestic burglary, theft from motor vehicles, theft and handling and drugs offences.
Assistant Chief Constable Sally Crook, Chairman of the Gloucestershire Stronger Safer Justice Commission, said the reductions were the result of hard work by many people across the county.
She said: “These figures are testament to the work being carried out by many agencies and individuals across Gloucestershire, as well as communities throughout the county.”