Fall in Fenland crime rates

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New figures have shown that crime in Fenland has fallen.

Information released by the Office of National Statistics shows a reduction of incidents in the Wisbech, March and Chatteris areas.

In March last year, 377 crimes were reported in the Wisbech area compared with 376 in March this year.

The March and Chatteris area has also seen a small reduction. A total of 253 crimes were reported in March 2015 while this stood at 259 in the previous March.

Temporary Inspector for Fenland, Alan Boughen, said: “The statistics have shown that crime is falling. The officers within Fenland will continue to work hard to reduce crime.

“But the police cannot fight crime alone.

“It is really important that we do have the support of the public to continue to see a reduction in crime.

“It has been pleasing that there has been a reduction in violent crime with injury, but there is also an acknowledgement that there have been some crime types where there has been an increase.”

Over the border in Norfolk, the overall crime rate has risen by 14 per cent.

This has been reflected in the Downham policing area, which covers Emneth, Welney, Methwold, Southery, Nordelph, Hilgay and Denver.

A total of 185 crimes were reported in March 2015 while 134 crimes were seen in the previous March.

Norfolk Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett said people should not worry about the statistics.