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Crime has fallen
12:00pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
CRIME in Worcestershire has fallen by more than 10 per cent compared to the same time last year, new statistics have revealed.
Figures released by West Mercia Police show 16,256 recorded crimes in the county between April 1 and September 30, compared to 18,651 for the same months the previous year, a fall of 12.8 per cent.
Those figures are marginally better than for the whole West Mercia force area, where crimes recorded during the same periods fell by 11.5 per cent, from 36,309 last year to 32,147 this year.
Assistant chief constable Gareth Morgan said he was delighted to see police efforts were making Worcestershire a safer place to live.
“This reduction in recorded crime demonstrates the hard work that our officers, staff and partners put in all year to prevent and detect offences,” he said.