Crime in the Thames Valley has dropped by 12.1 per cent, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics this week.
The new crime statistics show 140,094 offences were recorded in the region from October 2011 to September 2012, down from the 159,411 the previous year.
The drop means the Thames Valley had the 10th largest decrease in crime nationally, with a reduction in offences in all categories, as part of a national fall in crime of 7.1 per cent.
Among the areas to have a significant fall in incidents were violent crime, business robbery and domestic burglaries, with a small drop in drug offences of 0.1 per cent.
Data from the Crime Survey of England and Wales, also released this week, shows 60.2 per cent of people surveyed feel Thames Valley Police is dealing with local concerns, slightly below the national average of 60.9 per cent.
View the full breakdown of figures here.
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