Monday, 17 May 2010

Crime Falls in North Warwickshire

By Ben Aulakh

“More crimes solved and fewer committed,” that’s the message from police in North Warwickshire.

On the day the force begins its 12-week “Visible Results” campaign, figures show that a number of types of crime have fallen in the area.

Between April 2009 and March 2010 there were 121 fewer victims of burglary and vehicle crime than during the same period the previous year.

There were also 42 fewer victims of serious violence, a reduction of 13.9 per cent

Similarly the number of houses and cars broke saw a 20.6 per cent decrease alongside 96 fewer incidents of criminal damage, a fall of 12.8 per cent.

North Warwickshire Borough Commander, Glen Belcher said: “These results demonstrate the hard work undertaken by local police and partner agencies to protect those who live, work and visit North Warwickshire Borough from harm and tackle crime.

“We hope these reductions reassure the public that we take their concerns seriously and we will continue in our protection of communities, further building public confidence.”

One of the ways the force aims to communicate at a local level is through their Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, which operate in every neighbourhood across North Warwickshire Borough.

They tackle crime such as graffiti, anti-social behaviour and other local issues that impact upon the quality of people’s lives.

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