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14 July 2011, 13:13
New government figures indicate crime in Cambridgeshire has fallen.
Home Office statistics show there were 56,583 crimes between April 2010 and the end of March this year.
During the previous 12 months, there were 60,017 crimes in the county.
The news comes at a time when Cambridgeshire Police is facing big budget cuts, and trying to save millions of pounds during the next few years.
Chief Constable Simon Parr [pictured - top right] said: "These figures show that despite the challenging times we are going through, we are continuing to successfully tackle crime.
It is particularly pleasing to see reports of anti-social behaviour down by more than 5000 and significant reductions in crimes which cause distress, such as burglary and robbery.
However, we are not complacent and we will not let up in our efforts to drive down crime by targeting offenders.
We are facing financial challenges but these will not deter us from our aim to make criminals fear crime and its consequences, not the public."
Home Office Crime figures for Cambridgeshire:
Total crime is down by six per cent to 56,583 offences.
Anti-social behaviour incidents are down by 11 per cent to 42,435 incidents.
Domestic burglary is down by 13 per cent to 3317 offences.
Vehicle crime is down by 11 per cent to 5653 offences.
Robbery is down by 12 per cent to 615 offences.
Violence against a person is up by three per cent to 10,809 offences.
Sexual offences are up by two per cent to 771 offences.
Criminal damage is down by 20 per cent to 9163 offences.