Crime Up In Devon and Cornwall

Crime is on the increase in Devon and Cornwall.

Figures for the year up to March 31st show crime has increase by 6.4 per cent across the Devon and Cornwall police force area. That's an extra 5,500 reported offences.

Within that figure, domestic burglaries have shot up by 20 per cent.  And offences involving violence or where someone has been hurt have risen by 8 per cent.

But car thefts and drugs offences are down.

The rise comes at a time when the force is having to make savings and cut the number of police officers.

But  reports show that Devon and Cornwall is still one of the safest places to live in the UK.

Acting Deputy Chief Constable Sharon Taylor's been talking to our reporter Wendy Buckingham about the statistics.  CLICK HERE

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