Statistics reveal drop in crime
Crime in Bedfordshire has fallen by 16 per cent so far this year, new figures from the Bedfordshire Police Authority show.
Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock said this plummetting crime follows a highly successful 12 months for the force.
The biggest reduction was in crimes of most serious violence, which fell by 29 per cent in the period of April 1 - July 31 2012, compared to the same period in 2011.
Vehicle crime was reduced by 21.1 per cent for the same period, and domestic burglary and robbery were also reduced, by 7.2 per cent and 7.0 per cent respectively.
Chief Con Hitchcock said: “I’m delighted that crime has continued to fall but this isn’t really about numbers and statistics, it’s about Bedfordshire residents not coming home to find they have been burgled or the windows of their car smashed.”
The force has also focused heavily on anti-social behaviour, which was reduced by 9.3 per cent in the April-July period.
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