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Fall in local crime figures

Fall in local crime figures
Violent crime has fallen 20%
Police say that recorded crime in Hertfordshire fell in the last year with ‘significant reductions’ in burglary and vehicle crime.

The figures are tied in with national crime statistics for the period from April 2006 to March 2007.

In those 12 months, overall recorded crime in Hertfordshire fell by 4%, burglary fell by 8% and vehicle crime also fell by 8%.

Rates of crime in the county, compared to the national picture, also remained low across all main crime types.

Firearms offences also fell by 26% from 138 offences in 2005/6 down 36 to 102 in 2006/7.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says serious violent crime fell by 6%, although lower levels of violent crime showed an increase for this period.

The force says this is due to the increase in Hertfordshire of Fixed Penalty Notices by police tackling low levels of crime and disorder immediately on the streets.

The figures show that violent crime since March 07 has fallen by more than 20% in the county.

Robbery in the county is less than half the national figure, but there was a small increase in robbery, with an extra 52 offences.

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22 July 2007

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