Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Small fall in crime over year

THE number of reported crimes in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse fell slightly over the past year.

A total of 9,212 crimes were reported between April 1 last year and March 31 this year compared with 9,227 in the previous 12 months.

It was the second-best performing police area in the Thames Valley with a 5.6 per cent reduction in domestic burglaries and a six per cent reduction in violent assaults.

More than 37 per cent of burglaries were solved.

Supt Andy Boyd, the area commander, said: “During the last year we have reduced crime by 0.2 per cent. While this is a modest decrease, it should be viewed in the context of our success in reducing crime by over 38 per cent in the last 10 years. There were also 1,000 fewer victims of crime than there were two years ago.

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