Recorded crime in region falls

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By CarlyBaldwin | Thursday, July 05, 2012, 11:33

New figures released by West Midlands Police show that recorded crime in both Walsall and the region as a whole has fallen in the past year.

The force say that the decrease is so great that recorded crime is now at 'levels not seen in a generation'.

Across the region as a whole, recorded crime plummeted by over 9,500 offences, which represents an 18 per cent drop.

In Walsall, the fall was even greater, with recorded crime down 25.5 per cent - equating to 1,329 fewer victims - compared with last year's figures.

According to the figures, robberies in Walsall fell by almost 45%, while vehicle crime was down by almost 20 per cent.

However, there was a slight increase in violent crime in Walsall, which rose by 6.7 per cent.

Deputy Chief Constable David Thompson was keen to praise his officers after the figures were released.

"My officers and staff have achieved this phenomenal result against a backdrop of unprecedented change in policing and I thank them for theie tireless dedication and professionalism during this time," he said.



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