Crime down in Oxford

Crime's down by ten per cent in Oxford according to Thames Valley Police. Between 19th January and 13th February, there were 70 fewer victims of serious crime, compared to the same period in 2009

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The number of house burglaries fell by 15 per cent; theft from motor vehicles dropped by 51 per cent; and
the number of theft of motor vehicles fell by 45 per cent. However, the number of robberies rose by 92 per cent.
 
Det Chief Insp Colin Paine told Heart that during an operation to target offenders: “Forty five people were arrested by officers dedicated to the operation, 105 people who were acting suspiciously were stopped and searched and 96 offender visits were carried out.
 
“I hope this sends out a clear message to people who are thinking about committing crime in the city that it will not be tolerated and we will pursue, arrest, and convict people who choose to make other people’s lives a misery.
 
“Although robbery increased during the operation, we will continue to focus on this crime, both to detect the offences that have already taken place and to also provide crime reduction advice to residents through our neighbourhood policing teams.”

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