By a County Press reporter
Friday, October 18, 2013
CRIME in Hampshire and Isle of Wight fell by more than any other area in the region according to latest Office of National Statistics figures.
ONS figures have shown a 12 per cent fall in the year ending June 2013 compared with the year ending June 2012, with a total of 103,977 offences reported to Hampshire Constabulary.
Ch Con Andy Marsh said: "The figures are a welcome reminder that our efforts to deliver an excellent service to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are producing results. They are testament to the commitment of all my officers and staff who are dedicated to protecting the communities they serve.
"We are all working harder and smarter to engage with our communities and continue to encourage them to report crime and anti-social behaviour."
He added: "There remain significant challenges ahead, however, which is why earlier this week I announced plans to prepare the organisation for the future which will help us to protect vital policing services to the public in coming years."
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by James McAdder
18th October 2013, at 13:35:03
The trouble is: Nicking a tube of Smarties from the co-op = 1 crime.Beating the heck out of someone on the street = 1 crime.
by tony white
18th October 2013, at 13:08:18
andy marsh continues to live in his little happy bubble, reported crimes may be down but the reason is most people realise that it is a complete and utter waste of time reporting crimes as nothing is done about them, we rarely if ever see police on foot and there is no effective roads policing on the island
by Gaby Hill
18th October 2013, at 13:00:52
Crime hasn't fallen, 'reported' crime has fallen, there's a very big difference.
18th October 2013, at 12:38:55
Is it only me, or are these figures hard to swallow?You only have to look at this site to see several recent reports of attacks, fights and even a kidnapping.Pretty sure this sort of violent crime was exceedingly rare on the IW 30 years ago, but now we see several reports a week.Am I looking at the past through rose tinted specs? Did the CP not report these crimes in the past? Or is the IW a far more violent and unsafe place to live today?
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