Vehicle crime drops in Welwyn Hatfield despite Hertfordshire-wide spike

PUBLISHED: 12:08 13 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:08 13 July 2018

Vehicle crime has dropped in Welwyn Hatfield

Vehicle crime has dropped in Welwyn Hatfield

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Vehicle crime in Welwyn Hatfield has dropped by 11 per cent despite a spike in Hertfordshire, latest figures have revealed.

Between April 1 and July 5, there were 133 incidents compared to 151 during the same period last year.

The decrease comes in contrast to spikes in Stevenage, St Albans and Hertsmere, which had rises of 151 per cent, 39 per cent and 23 per cent respectively.

Welwyn Hatfield’s Chief Inspector Tannis Perks said carefully monitoring crime trends has helped the borough buck the trend.

“We have been developing patrol strategies to ensure our officers are deployed in the right areas during times when we know that thefts can occur,” she added.

“We use a range of overt and covert tactics, targeting known offenders and making several key arrests.

“We have also been providing residents with useful crime prevention advice, as well as free security marking and other security products.”

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