Cambridgeshire: Stats Show Fall In Crime

20 December 2012, 15:23 | Updated: 20 December 2012, 15:30

The latest figures from Cambridgeshire Police indicate that there has been a drop in crime in the county.

There were 32,713 reported crimes in Cambridgeshire between April 2012 and November 2012, a reduction of 3,015 reported crimes in the same period of 2011.

There were falls in:

  • Serious acquisitive crimes (from 5,061 to 4,973)
  • Vehicle crime (from 2,985 to 2,875)
  • Robbery (from 290 to 285)
  • All recorded violent crime (from 7,188 to 6,272)
  • Serious sexual offences (from 387 to 281)
  • Criminal damage (from 5,880 to 4,685)
  • All drugs offences (from 2,136 to 1,881)

However there was an increase in the number of dwelling burglaries.

The number of burglaries rose from 1,786 to 1,813.

Cambridgeshire Police Chief Constable Simon Parr said: "Overall we think it's good news.

There are a few thousand fewer crimes than this time last year.

There has been a small rise in burglaries, which we are trying to tackle.

That is reflected across the country.

When times get hard, we tend to see more of this type of crime.

We are particularly pleased there are a few thousand fewer victims of crime compared to last year."