Crime continues to fall in county

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CRIME has continued to fall in Cambridgeshire with several thousand fewer victims, figures released today (October 18) reveal.

Home Office statistics for the 12 months ending June 30, show there were 50,140 crimes, an eight per cent drop on the previous 12 months when there were 54,732.

Comparing the same periods, there were also double-digit percentage falls in crimes including domestic burglary, robbery, vehicle crime and criminal damage.

There was a five per cent rise in the number of drugs offences as the force continues its campaign against those supplying and producing drugs.

Chief Constable Simon Parr said: “The force has and continues to undergo significant changes so I am delighted that crime continues to fall, and that fewer people have become victims in that period.

“The fall of nearly a quarter in robberies and a significant drop in domestic burglaries are particularly pleasing as they are crimes that have such an impact on victims.

“Having said this, we must remain focused and avoid complacency as we look forward to seeing the force’s restructure bedding in and meeting significant financial challenges.”