Praise for poilce as crime is slashed across Hampshire

Daily Echo: Praise for poilce as crime is slashed across Hampshire Praise for poilce as crime is slashed across Hampshire

THE Chief Constable praised his officers and staff for helping drive down crime across Hampshire and reducing the number of burglaries to an all-time low.

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed how break-ins at homes have dropped by 22 per cent, with 4,214 burglaries being investigated by police between September 2011 and 2012.

Numbers of robberies have also fallen by 27 per cent, with 772 such crimes reported, while there were 11,980 cases of violence causing injury to a person, a drop of 15 per cent in 12 months.

The statistics revealed how 1,769 sexual offences were reported, there were 4,309 cases of fraud and forgery and 20,220 cases of criminal damage.

Drugs offences, however, showed a seven per cent rise with 6,669 incidents – something Hampshire police say is as a result of proactive work, including the launch of the Daily Echo-backed Operation Fortress to tackle drug-related violence in Southampton.

Mr Marshall said: “The 12 per cent reduction in total crime across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is testament to the tireless dedication, commitment, hard work and ‘one team’ approach of officers and staff.”

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7:41am Fri 25 Jan 13

Sovietobserver says...

So the villains and scum are moving away.
Hooray! I can now leave my doors unlocked.
Thank you Mr.Marshall.
So the villains and scum are moving away. Hooray! I can now leave my doors unlocked. Thank you Mr.Marshall. Sovietobserver

12:04pm Fri 25 Jan 13

derek james says...

the figures say it all crimes reported, it is estimated 50%of crimes go unreported,rapists receiving cautions to dispose of rape cases, theft treated as lost property and several burglaries in a block of flats treated as 1
the figures say it all crimes reported, it is estimated 50%of crimes go unreported,rapists receiving cautions to dispose of rape cases, theft treated as lost property and several burglaries in a block of flats treated as 1 derek james

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