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Crime falls in South Warwickshire by 5.4 per cent
CRIME in South Warwickshire has fallen by 5.4 per cent in the past six months.
Figures released by Warwickshire police today show there were 358 fewer recorded criminal incidents between April and September, down from 6,631 in 2012, to 6,273 in 2013.
Domestic burglary decreased by 90 or 21.5 per cent - 328 compared to 418 - and violence against the person with injury was down by 17 offences or 3.1 per cent.
Robbery decreased by 27.9 per cent with 44 incidents recorded during the first six months compared to 60 last year.
There were 4,477 incidents of anti social behaviour recorded, a decrease of 1.4 per cent against last year’s figure of 4,538.
South Warwickshire Superintendent Debbie Tedds said: “Reductions for overall recorded crime continues to be strong across South Warwickshire following on the trend of reducing crime levels.
“What is particularly pleasing is the significant reduction in domestic burglaries with 89 less homes broken into and individuals directly affected.
“We work hard on focusing on those individuals who choose to cause the greatest harm to our communities and as a partnership will continue to do so.”
Ron Ball, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, welcomed the news.
"I am delighted to see the strong performance figures showing a decrease in recorded crime and the very high levels of victim satisfaction with the actions of the police,” he said.
"The success we are witnessing is due to the dedicated work of our officers and staff and our partners.
“I will continue to monitor performance as the new alliance model of policing takes effect."
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