Crime rates fall in Hertfordshire

CRIME in Hertfordshire is continuing to fall, according to new national statistics released yesterday (Thursday). Between April 2008 and March 2009, overall recorded crime in the county crime fell by

CRIME in Hertfordshire is continuing to fall, according to new national statistics released yesterday (Thursday).

Between April 2008 and March 2009, overall recorded crime in the county crime fell by five per cent, with violent crime down by nine per cent, car crime down by 12 per cent and detection rates rising for the seventh year in a row, up by 33 per cent.

House burglary, however, rose by nine per cent, only two years after reaching its lowest ever level.

Hertfordshire chief constable Frank Whiteley said the statistics should reassure residents of the safety of Hertfordshire.


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"These results build on several years of sustained crime reduction and are a reflection of the excellent work being carried out by constabulary officers, staff and volunteers often alongside our local councils and other partners," he said.

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