Crime Drops In New Forest

Crime in the New Forest has fallen by eight per cent in the last year.

The police say 800 more people were victims in 2008, than last year.

The break down also showed that serious violent crime has dropped by a fifth and criminal damage by 10 per cent in the same time.

New Forest Chief Inspector Gary Cooper said:
"While I take satisfaction from the reduction in overall crime numbers, we still have a long way to go and will continue to work with our partners in driving down crime across the New Forest.

"This is a relatively low crime area but we will be maintaining our focus on catching any criminals and bringing them to justice. The police teams across the Forest will be spending more time out in the communities and asking you, the public, what your priorities are in your local area. You can help us by telling us what is important to you and what you would like us to address."

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