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Crime in Elmbridge falls by nearly six per cent, according to Surrey Police
Crime and anti social behaviour rates in the borough have dropped by more than five per cent compared to the same time last year, figures have revealed.
The data, released by Elmbridge Community Safety Partnership, show that crime in Elmbridge fell by 5.9 per cent between April and September 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.
The largest drops were in drug offences and vehicle crimes, while the number of criminal damage offences, domestic burglary and thefts remained at a similar level.
The number of anti social behaviour incidents also dropped by 10.6 per cent in the same period, the figures state. Peter Kipps, Elmbridge community safety partnership manager, said: “Overall these figures are pleasing as we have already had five years where crime and anti social behaviour has been reduced year on year.
“However some types of crime such as criminal damage and domestic burglary have remained at the same level as last year so there is still some work to do.
“It’s important that we get the message out that Elmbridge remains a safe place to live and visit so we will be publishing quarterly updates with posters being displayed on each of the borough’s notice boards so people can see what is happening as they go about their normal day to day business.”
The figures, which were provided by Surrey Police, are a reflection of the number of crimes reported to the force.
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