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Crime Goes Up in Cornwall and Devon

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5:32pm 19th July 2012
(Updated 5:32pm 19th July 2012)

Crime has gone up in Cornwall and Devon, for the first time in five years.  

There has been a 6% rise in the twelve months up to March, according to the latest statistics from the Home Office.

Nationally, figures have fallen by four percent.

Devon and Cornwall still recorded the seventh lowest crime rate out of the 43 forces across the country.

Burglaries, sex offences, violence against the person and fraud are all up in the southwest.

Drug offences fell by 5%, while criminal damage decreased by 4%.

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said: "It is important to remember that the risk of becoming a victim of crime in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly remains low.
 
"Any increase in crime is of concern and our priority is to address it. The figures follow repeated, substantial annual reductions in crime; in the previous five years, crime fell from 117,774 reported offences to 86,337, a drop of 26.7%
 
"We are never complacent and we have already put rigorous measures in place over the last three months which have seen encouraging reductions in burglary, theft from vehicles, criminal damage and drug offences.
 
"It is important that we continue to reduce crime levels. It is paramount that the public are safe and feel safe, and that they are satisfied with the service we provide.
 
"The Force has set ambitious targets for the next year and we have a dedicated workforce which is committed to fighting and preventing crime, and bringing offenders to justice.
 
"We want to reassure our communities that despite this small increase in crime, Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly still remain one of safest places to live."

5:32pm 19th July 2012

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