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Big fall in local crime

Created on 19/07/2013 @ 14:47


Crime across the Dyfed Powys Police area fell by 9.4% and anti-social behaviour by almost 8% over the past year, figures issued last night reveal.

Assistant Chief Constable Carl Langley, the force operational policing lead, said that historically low levels of crime are a reflection on the excellent relationships that exist between neighbourhood policing teams and communities.

“These figures represent great news because they mean that there were 1,925 fewer victims of crime than in the previous year and this area remains by far and away the safest to live in, work or visit throughout England and Wales.

“When you add to this the fact that more than half of all the crimes reported to us were detected (55.2% - up 5.1%), it is fairly obvious why criminals should think twice about committing crime in mid and west Wales. What is more important though, is that we continue doing the right thing for the public we serve.”

ACC Langley reflected that the reduction in crime has been achieved during some of the most challenging economic circumstances in living memory.

“We know that people across the force area are being hit hard by the economic downturn but the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner will be working hard to keep our focus on making people feel safe in their local communities, by ensuring that we can be as efficient and effective as we possibly can be.”

During 2012/13, the following performance was achieved across the Dyfed Powys Police area:

Total Violent Crime – Down 7.3% or 366 offences

Total Domestic Burglary – Down 16.9% or 95 offences

Total Other Burglary - Down 21.7% or 250 offences

Total Autocrime – Down 17.8% or 209 offences

Total General Theft – Down 7.9% or 350 offences

Total Criminal Damage – Down 18.9% (783 offences)

Total Drug Offences - Up 4.9% (164 offences)

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