Crime continues to fall in Cheshire
There's more great news for residents of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington as it is revealed that crime has fallen by over a quarter (32 per cent) since 2010, to its lowest ever level, according to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales.
Commenting, John said:
"These figures show the strength of the Government’s record in bringing crime down to its lowest ever level and are a tribute to the tremendous efforts of all those who work for Cheshire Constabulary.
I believe we need to continue to build on this success by electing a Police and Crime Commissioner who will work with the Government to deliver more visible policing and better use of police resources.
In Cheshire police recorded crime has fallen by 20%. This is good news for Cheshire - helping make our community a safer place to live, work and raise a family."
· Crime measured by the independent Crime Survey has fallen by more than a quarter since June 2010. In the year to December 2015, there were 6.4 million crimes, 3.0 million fewer than the 9.4 million in the year to June 2010. (ONS, Crime in England and Wales, period ending December 2015, 21 April 2016, link; Home Office, Crime in England and Wales: Quarterly Update to June 2011, 20 October 2011, link).
· Police recorded violent and sexual crimes. The Office for National Statistics has been clear that the reported rise in violent and sexual crimes reflects improvements in the police’s recording practice and an increased willingness for victims to come forward and report crimes to the police. It should therefore not be seen as an increase in itself ONS, Crime in England and Wales, period ending December 2015, 21 April 2016, link).