Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the latest British crime survey, which shows that crime levels across the UK are stable while total recorded crime continues to fall.
Crime in England and Wales remains stable according to the British Crime Survey (BCS) and has fallen by seven per cent according to the police recorded crime statistics.
Whilst the BCS interviews in the year to June 2007 showed violent crime as stable, there were nearly 21,000 fewer violent crimes recorded by police in the quarter April to June 2007 compared with the same quarter in 2006.
In the year to June 2007 there was a six per cent decrease in firearms offences according to provisional statistics. That equates to 639 fewer offences bringing the annual total down to 9,712. Serious and slight injuries from firearms fell by 11 and seven per cent, respectively. Firearms offences resulting in fatalities increased from 53 to 56.
The BCS in the year to June 2007 showed overall levels of anti-social behaviour and worry of crime to be stable compared with the previous year, but confidence in the criminal justice system (CJS) fell in five of the seven different aspects of the CJS.
David Hanson said:
“I welcome these latest statistics that show that the Government’s investment in both the police and local communities is paying dividends.
“In North Wales the risk of victimisation remains below the national average and robbery, burglary and fraud are down.
“I will continue to work with the local police in Delyn to make sure they have the powers they need to tackle criminal behaviour on all levels.”