Crime rates are falling

CRIME is continuing to fall in Derbyshire, according to figures published by the police.

Between April 1 and September 30 this year crime fell from 34,898 to 32,934 offences — a drop of six per cent.

House burglary is down by 17 per cent, vehicle crime nine per cent and criminal damage nine per cent.

Violent crime is also down — seeing a 15 per cent reduction, the figures show.

Assistant Chief Constable Alec Wood said: “It’s very encouraging that half way through the year we are achieving such significant reductions in crime.

“We have experienced eight years of consecutive crime reduction in Derbyshire and when you think that we are achieving these results against a backdrop of budget cuts and harsh economic times it makes it even more remarkable.”