Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the new crime figures for Flintshire which show that overall crime has fallen by over 12 per cent and violent crime by 17 per cent, but insists that there is more that needs to done to bring crime down still further.
The North Wales Police figures, which provide a breakdown of crime during the year to date (1st April 2007 – 3rd November 2007) show a huge decrease in violent crime across Flintshire and Deeside with a decrease of over 17 per cent and 30 per cent across most of Delyn. Burglaries are down by over 21 per cent whilst vehicle crime plummeted by over 20 per cent.
New powers for the police and local communities to tackle anti-social behaviour are clearly are having an effect and the latest figures show anti-social behaviour is down by over 6.2 per cent.
David Hanson said:
“The latest crime figures released by North Wales Police are extremely encouraging with violent crime, burglary, anti-social behaviour and vehicle crime all down this year.
Overall, across Flintshire and Deeside crime is down by over 12.1 per cent so far this year and I want to praise the hard work of local officers across Flintshire.
“However, we will not be complacent and we must continue to strive to bring crime down still further.
“I am committed to working alongside local communities and the North Wales Police to ensure they have the powers they need to tackle crime in all its forms.”