Cambridgeshire tops crime fighting league table

Crime has fallen in Cambridgeshire by nine per cent.

There were 52,250 crimes committed in the county between January and December last year, figures released today by the Home Office reveal.

Reports of violence fell by 12 per cent to 9,523, violence with injury by 15 per cent to 3,885.

The number of robberies fell by a massive 30 per cent – more than any other force in England and Wales to 436 offences.

Burglary dropped by seven per cent to 6,397. Drug offences saw the only increase – up 37 per cent – which the force says is believed to be because of targeting dealers and producers.

The Cambridgeshire force tops the league table for cutting crime among constabularies in the East of England.

Hertfordshire had a four per cent decrease in offences, Suffolk and Bedfordshire just one per cent, there was no change in Norfolk while Essex saw a three per cent increase in crime.

The region as a whole had a two per cent reduction in crime according to data published today by the Home Office in the newly named independent Crime Survey for England and Wales. It showed a three per cent fall in crime nationally.

For more on this story see tomorrow’s Cambridge News.

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