Cheshire Constabulary response to Home Office Crime Statistics
Today’s recorded crime figures released by the Home Office confirm that Cheshire Constabulary continues to reduce levels of crime.
Overall recorded crime figures for the period June 2011 to June 2012 show a reduction in crime of 6%, which continues the downward trend in offences recorded up to the end of June this year. This equates to almost 3,500 fewer crimes reported than the same period last year.
Residents can be reassured by the fall of 8% in house burglaries across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. Violent crime is on the decrease, with over 750 fewer victims of assault, and a fall in the number of robberies by 11%.
Deputy Chief Constable Helen King commented; "I believe the figures released today show how the Cheshire Constabulary is working effectively with partners and the public to deal with the issues that matter to local people. The continuing drop in overall crime and with less people becoming victims of very personal crime such as burglary and other violent offences such as assault and robbery, suggests Cheshire residents can have confidence in the service we provide"
DCC King continued "Victims continue to tell us that they are very satisfied with the service they receive from us and our officers are getting more positive results when investigating crime and resolving incidents of antisocial behaviour and other issues affecting our neighbourhoods. However encouraging these figures released today are, we will not become complacent. We will continue to work hard to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour to provide Cheshire residents, communities, businesses and visitors with the confidence that they are receiving a first class policing service."
Cheshire Police also encourage and advise residents to do all they can to avoid becoming a victim of crime. This is particularly relevant in the forthcoming festive period when police traditionally see a rise in alcohol related crime and disorder, particularly amongst younger people. The Constabulary have recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of this issue and practical advice is available via www.upbeat.uk.com/totallywastedor by contacting your local neighbourhood policing team on 101.