Crime drops in Thames Valley

Crime drops in Thames Valley

Paul Miles

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday have revealed overall crime levels in the Thames Valley have dropped by more than 10 per cent.

In total there were 133,653 offences recorded in the 12 months leading up to March compared to 172,422 in the previous year.

One of the largest reductions was robbery offences which dropped by 25 per cent, the sixth largest reduction in the country.

Domestic burglary also saw the fifth biggest reduction in the country, with a drop of 19.8 per cent while non-domestic burglary dropped by 8.6 per cent.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld,  said: "I am delighted that crime has fallen again in the Thames Valley.

"These are challenging financial times but I will be working closely with Thames Valley Police to ensure that despite budget reductions communities across the Thames Valley still have their policing requirements met."

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