Overall crime in Warwickshire continues to fall

The number of victims of crime in Warwickshire has continued to fall during the first six months of the financial year.

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

I’m extremely pleased to see the strong performance figures showing a decrease in recorded crime and the very high levels of victim satisfaction with the actions of the police.

The success we are witnessing is due to the dedicated work of our officers and staff and our partners. I will continue to monitor performance as the new alliance model of policing takes effect.

Overall crime decreased by 2.8% with 427 fewer crimes recorded during the six months April to September 2013 compared to the same six month period last year (14, 869 compared to 15,296).

The reduction continues the downward trend for recorded crime which after the first three months of the 2013/2014 financial year saw a decrease of 5.3% in Warwickshire.

Robbery showed the greatest decrease, dropping by 20.7% or 29 fewer crimes reported between April – September (115 crimes compared to 144 in the same six month period last year).

Warwickshire saw a decrease of 3.5% in domestic burglary (936 offences compared to 970 last year). The detection rate for the same period was 20% compared to 14.9% for the same period last year.

Violence against the person, with injury, saw a slight increase of 1.3% (18 more incidents) compared to last year (1355 compared to 1336). The detection rate increased from 42.9% to 45%.

There was also a slight increase in the number of anti social behaviour incidents recorded, increasing by 1.9% or 216 crimes ( 11,341 compared to 11,125 in the first six months of last year).

In Warwickshire the number of victims reporting a satisfactory response towards the police was 86.7%.

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