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Crime rates down 17 pc
8:00am Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
CRIME in Wyre Forest has fallen by 17 per cent in the last six months, it has been revealed.
West Mercia Police has welcomed the news on crime reduction after figures showed there have been about 4,000 fewer victims of crime in the force area compared to this time last year.
In North Worcestershire, crime went down by almost 20 per cent from 9,956 recorded offences during April to September, 2011 to 8,060 for the same months this year. There were 32,147 recorded crimes across the force area during the last six months compared to 36,309 during the same period last year.
Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Morgan said: “This reduction in recorded crime is a fall of more than 4,000 incidents acrossWestMercia and demonstrates the hard work that our officers, staff and partners put in all year to prevent and detect offences.
“We are always pleased when crime falls and there are fewer victims of crime but we are not complacent and the public can continue to help us catch criminals by providing information and help to prevent crime by keeping their homes and personal belongings secure.”
Sheila Blagg, chairman ofWestMercia Police Authority, added: “We have worked tirelessly with the force to ensure our resources are focused on the areas of need to make the sure greatest impact is realised at this time of reduced funding."