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Recorded crime continues to fall

Performance Summary Amended

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RESIDENTS have access to a new report published today, which shows recorded crime is continuing to fall.

The latest public performance report, available on the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner's (PCC) website, shows a drop in crime across County Durham and Darlington.

PCC Ron Hogg regularly scrutinises police performance and breaks down complex data into a user-friendly report for the public. He said:

"This latest report shows that their police service is performing well, giving residents the confidence that County Durham and Darlington continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit."

Figures published by Ron show that during October 2014 to September 2015, the number of crimes had fallen to 32,619, compared to 33,393 the previous year. This equates to 774 fewer victims of crime.

There were 2,066 fewer incidents of anti-social behaviour (down 7.1 percent), as well as a reduction in the number of those incidents which were alcohol-related.

Vehicle crime is also down by over 17 percent, from 3,055 to 2,516, resulting in 539 fewer victims.

Ron said: "Whilst the police and partners are working hard to serve our communities, I also ask residents to continue to play their part in keeping our neighbourhoods safe.

"Whether it's about driving responsibly on our roads, or protecting your property and belongings, particularly during the dark winter nights, please be vigilant and look after yourself and others."

Information about further crime types, as well as public confidence and victim satisfaction, are available in the report.

The latest Public Performance Report is available at: http://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/Your-Police/Performance/Police-Performance.aspx.

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Posted on Wednesday 9th December 2015
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