Crime numbers down in the Royal Borough

Crime numbers down in the Royal Borough

Justin Burns

Crime numbers down in the Royal Borough

Crime numbers across the Royal Borough are down so far this year compared to the same period last year, the area's top cop has said.

Acting Superintendent David Gilbert, LPA Commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, revealed the figures at the Royal Borough's crime and disorder overview and scrutiny panel meeting last night.

He said serious crime such as violence against person was down 10.5 per cent, while burglaries at homes had dropped by 14.3 per cent.

Supt Gilbert said the force are still working to increase detection rates for burglaries, which was low at 11.6 per cent, compared to the force average of 15 per cent.

He also said police are running operations as research has found burglars released from prison are likely to re-offend within 400 metres of their homes within two weeks.

* Councillors said domestic abuse provision in the borough is 'fragmented' and called for a review of service into how it is provided.

* Cllr Malcolm Beer (Inde, Old Windsor) said he fears there will be a low turnout in voters turning out in the November 15 poll for the first Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Panel members said there needed to be more publicity about the six candidates vying for the role as awareness about the role was low.

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