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10 April 2013, 11:17
Reported crime has fallen by 10% in Cambridgeshire in the last year, according to latest police figures.
Statistics produced by Cambridgeshire Police for the year ending March 31st 2013, show there were 46,435 reported crimes in 2012/13, a 10% drop on the year before, when there were 51,658.
It also represents a drop of more than 28% in total reported crime in the past five years. In 2008/09, there were 64,663 offences.
In the past year, there have also been significant falls in reported arson attacks and criminal damage however reports of burglary have gone up in Fenland, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdnshire.
OVERALL FINDINGS - 2011/12 figures compared to 2012/13 figures
KEY POINTS FROM EACH AREA
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hopkins said: "The force has undergone significant changes in the past two years so I am very pleased that we have maintained our focus on tackling crime.
"It is particularly pleasing to see more than 5000 fewer victims of crime in the past year, and in offences such as robbery, assault and criminal damage, that can have such an impact on victims.
"These reductions in crime have also been achieved in a challenging economic climate when the assumption might be that crime would rise.
"However, we will not be complacent. The financial constraints on the force continue and it is our priority to ensure Cambridgeshire remains a hostile place for criminals.”