Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer said: "I was delighted today to see that the figures released by the Office of National Statistics again show Cheshire is a safer place to live with a reduction of 4% in all recorded crime since last year. This means that there were over 2,500 fewer victims of crime, despite the recession and cuts in police funding.
It is also pleasing to see that there have been fewer victims of robbery, domestic burglary and criminal damage, crimes which have a real impact on people’s lives.
I have stated previously that I want the Constabulary to do more to detect crime and I have been working with criminal justice partners to ensure that more offenders are brought to justice".
A separate report also published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) ‘Valuing the Police Thematic and Force Reports’ looks at how the police service has responded to the demands of this spending review.
John Dwyer added, "I welcome the report and am pleased that it finds that ‘ Cheshire Constabulary has made good progress in meeting its financial challenge’. I have instigated a root and branch review of the Force to support my plans about how these savings can be made. The report has found that I am well placed to meet the challenge set by the Government".