Date Published: 21/07/2012
Crime Figures continue to fall.
The latest figures show the streets of
South Wales are getting safer with a 7% drop in crime for the 12 month period to March 31st, compared to the year before.
This is equivalent to 6,439 fewer victims of crime or more than 17 fewer victims every day, marking South Wales Police as having the tenth biggest reduction in crime overall of the 43 forces in England and Wales.
The most significant reduction is in Criminal damage which is down by 16.9% from last year.
Assistant Chief Constable Julian Kirby said:
"I commend our staff who have worked hard to deliver this fantastic performance.
"Our message to those who commit crime, including those people who think they are above the law and offend again and again, is that they won’t be left alone.
"We remain focused on arresting criminals and putting them in court; and that includes dealing with people who behave antisocially in our communities.
“The budget cuts have been challenging and there are still pressures ahead, but we are making changes for the better.
“More officers are being moved onto the frontline and we’re using new technology to become more efficient.
“Over 200 new Police Community Support Officers will also be on our streets soon, funded by the Welsh Government
“The smallest pieces of information from people in our communities can be a big help to officers investigating crime, and we hope the public will continue to support and contact us.
Crime reductions in brief:
- Recorded crime down 6.9%
- 6,439 fewer victims of crime
- Robbery down 7.1%
- Dwelling burglaries down 1.9%
- Criminal damage down 16.2%
- Violence against a person down 8.9%
- Sanction detection rate up by 0.6%
If you have any information then please contact your local Neighbourhood Police Team, call 101 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.