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Crime falls in Cambridgeshire

Dwelling burglaries fell by 11 per cent while robberies plummeted by 24 per cent.

Crime continues to fall in Cambridgeshire, recent figures have revealed.

Statistics for the 12 months from ending June 30 show there were 50,140 crimes – an eight per cent drop.

However, there was a rise in drug crimes and fraud.

Dwelling burglaries fell by 11 per cent while robberies plummeted by 24 per cent.

Vehicle crime fell by 11 per cent, violence against people by 13 per cent, sexual offences by 14 per cent and criminal damage by 12 per cent.

Drug crimes rose by five per cent and fraud and forgery offences by eight per cent.

Chief constable Simon Parr said the force would ‘remain focussed and avoid complacency’.

“The force has and continues to undergo significant changes so I am delighted that crime continues to fall, and that fewer people have become victims in that period,” he said.

“The fall of nearly a quarter in robberies and a significant drop in domestic burglaries are particularly pleasing as they are crimes that have such an impact on victims.

“Having said this, we must remain focused and avoid complacency as we look forward to seeing the force’s restructure bedding in and meeting significant financial challenges.”

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (November 8) Echo.

 

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