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Crime Falls Across Wales

Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the latest crime figures across England and Wales which show that recorded crime has come down by nine per cent.

The risk of being a victim of crime has fallen from 24 to 22 per cent, the lowest level ever recorded since the BCS (British Crime Survey) began in 1981.

All BCS crime is down by ten per cent compared with 2006/07 and police recorded crime by nine per cent. Decreases were recorded in nearly every crime type, including:

* Violent crime down by 12 per cent according to the BCS;

* Police recorded sex offences down seven per cent;

* Vandalism down ten per cent according to the BCS;

* Police recorded violence against the person down eight per cent;

* Vehicle related theft down 11 per cent according to the BCS;

* Domestic burglary reported to the police down four per cent; and

* Perceptions of anti-social behaviour down two percentage points to 16 per cent.

David Hanson said:

“This figures show that the risk of being a victim of crime is at the lowest since records began 27 years ago. They build on historic reductions in crime over recent years. Since 1997, crime measured by the BCS has fallen by 39 per cent with violence down by 40 per cent and burglary down by over half (55 per cent).

“Community policing and tough new enforcement powers are making a difference here in North Wales and across the country.

“Despite the fall in violent crime there is always more that can be done. This week the Government’ published the Youth Crime Action Plan, which represents part of a wider package of enforcement and preventative measures being brought forward to tackle violent crime.”