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Fewer victims of crime

Posted: 15/04/2008 13:41:31

Crime in Slough has fallen by more than 15 per cent this year compared to the same period during the previous four years, resulting in fewer victims across the local police area.

The police area has seen an overall reduction of 916 British Crime Survey (BCS) crimes, which accounts for over half of all crime.

BCS crimes - the ones which matter most to the public - such as domestic burglary, criminal damage, vehicle crime, robbery, wounding and common assault, have dropped by 7.9 per cent overall between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2008, compared with 2006/07.

Most notable are falls in incidents of wounding which have dropped by 19.9 per cent; 13.2 per cent in criminal damage; 6.4 per cent in burglaries; 16.5 per cent in robbery of personal property; 18.9 per cent in theft of pedal cycle; and 15.6 in vehicle interference.

Police and their partners have also worked in close partnership over the specified time period to reduce vehicle crime - theft from motor vehicles and theft from motor vehicles - hitting its three year target set by the Government Office for the South East (GOSE).

Theft of vehicles is down by 8.6 per cent and theft from vehicle is down by 3.9 per cent.

Supt Pete Davies, local police commander for Slough, said: “I am delighted at the crime reduction results for Slough which shows how working in partnership can really help make a difference.

“With the successful roll-out of neighbourhood policing in Slough, we now have more officers patrolling our streets than ever before.

“We have in the region of 30 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) working across the police area, who work alongside neighbourhood policing officers and the council community wardens.

“I am really pleased that our three-year target for reducing vehicle crime has been met, and would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this level of performance in this crime category and others.

He added: “Although these reductions are certainly a step in the right direction, we are not complacent and won’t certainly be resting on our laurels. We are committed to reducing crime further, and will continue to target those individuals who commit crime in Slough.”

James Priestman, Head of Drugs and Community Safety, of Slough Borough Council said: “The Safer Slough Partnership is really pleased to have achieved these reductions in crime over a period when our population has actually been increasing.

“Reductions in vehicle crime have been particularly good. If residents in Slough want crime to get even lower over the next three years they can play their part by getting involved with their Neighbourhood Action Group and by continuing to take responsibility for the safety of themselves and their property.

“Neighbourhood Action Groups offer advice from Thames Valley Police, Slough Borough Council, Housing Providers and others on how to reduce crime and give an opportunity for residents to get involved.”


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