'Remarkable effort' as crime drops in Lancashire

Crime has fallen in the county over the past six months, figures show.

It was down by 3.7 per cent between April and August despite officers having to cope with several large events including the Preston Guild and the Open Golf in Lytham. Figures also show that almost every category of crime saw reductions in the number of offences being committed.

Robbery fell by 19.2 per cent, Serious Acquisitive Crime, the term used to group incidents of burglary, theft and robbery, was down by 1.2 per cent, burglary on its own fell by three per cent and criminal damage by 11.5 per cent.

Bruce Jassi, the chairman of the Lancashire Police Authority, said: “The programme of public events this summer have placed unprecedented demand on the force’s resources at a time when we are trying to identify savings.

“To achieve such positive results is nothing short of remarkable.”

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10:50am Fri 28 Sep 12

mavrick says...

People simply do not report a lot of crime as the police cannot respond for about a week. The police committee may not like to believe it but the truth hurts.
People simply do not report a lot of crime as the police cannot respond for about a week. The police committee may not like to believe it but the truth hurts. mavrick

11:43am Fri 28 Sep 12

Common_Sense1 says...

More likely the way crime is recorded shows its down. I doubt the reality reflects this.
More likely the way crime is recorded shows its down. I doubt the reality reflects this. Common_Sense1

12:04pm Fri 28 Sep 12

accy lad and proud says...

Who's counting ? What a load of Twaddle !
Who's counting ? What a load of Twaddle ! accy lad and proud

2:22pm Fri 28 Sep 12

useyourhead says...

we don't bother to report usually, unless there is a need for a crime number
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At least two or three days to attend, a few sympathetic ooh and aah's if your lucky and a victim support leaflet.
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If you are very lucky you get a letter some time later to say your crime has been solved and was dealt with in court as a 't.i.c' taken into consideration having been confessed to. Never any mention of replacement or damage compensation for your losses though. The courts are quick enough to add a victim surcharge of 15.00 to every case but never actually anything for the real victims, wrong,wrong, so very wrong.
we don't bother to report usually, unless there is a need for a crime number .- At least two or three days to attend, a few sympathetic ooh and aah's if your lucky and a victim support leaflet. - If you are very lucky you get a letter some time later to say your crime has been solved and was dealt with in court as a 't.i.c' taken into consideration having been confessed to. Never any mention of replacement or damage compensation for your losses though. The courts are quick enough to add a victim surcharge of 15.00 to every case but never actually anything for the real victims, wrong,wrong, so very wrong. useyourhead

5:27pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Good call says...

The biggest criminals are the politicians who serve their globalist banker masters.
The biggest criminals are the politicians who serve their globalist banker masters. Good call

1:56am Sun 30 Sep 12

Rimbus says...

accy lad and proud wrote:
Who's counting ? What a load of Twaddle !
Plod!
[quote][p][bold]accy lad and proud[/bold] wrote: Who's counting ? What a load of Twaddle ![/p][/quote]Plod! Rimbus

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