Figures show crime drop in Thames Valley

Figures show crime drop in Thames Valley

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Nicola Hine

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Figures show crime drop in Thames Valley

The level of crime in the Thames Valley has dropped by 13.1 per cent according to police figures revealed yesterday.

Between April last year and March there were 22,566 fewer crimes compared with the same period in 2010/11 - a reduction from 172,397 to 149,831.

This includes a nine per cent fall in the number of serious sexual offences, from 1,524 to 1,387, and a reduction in domestic burglaries of more than eight per cent, from 9,600 to 8,817.

But drug possession has seen an increase of four per cent and drug trafficking has increased by 14.9 per cent.

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