New figures suggest crime is falling in Royal Borough

New figures suggest crime is falling in Royal Borough

David Lee

CRIME is falling across the Royal Borough, according to the latest Thames Valley Crime Figures for 2014/2015.

The figures say that crime was reduced by over three per cent in Windsor and Maidenhead from April 1 2014 to March 31, 2015. This resulted in 292 fewer victims of crime in the Royal Borough.

Significant areas of reduction include burglary dwelling, which fell by 8.7 per cent and burglary non-dwelling which fell by 20.5 per cent.

Figures also revealed a reduction of vehicle crime in Windsor and Maidenhead, with 249 fewer thefts from vehicles and a 13.1 per cent drop in thefts of vehicles.

Following an increase in robberies from 2013/13 to 2013/14, TVP Crime Figures revealed robberies of personal property has fallen by 48.3 per cent in the past year.

Superintendent Kate Ford, local police commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, said: “These are encouraging figures and demonstrate the commitment of police, partners and the community, all working together, to make our streets and neighbourhoods safer.
“It is satisfying to see the hard work of so many people recognised in these results, however, we must guard against complacency and re-double our efforts, where we have not seen the results we all wanted.
“Crucial to the on-going success, is intelligence.  This includes, not only intelligence gained by my staff, during the course of their duties, but also from partners and members of the public.  

“Anyone may have that vital missing piece of the jigsaw that enables the police to take positive action, against those who commit crime. 

“Everyone  can pass on whatever information they have, very simply via our Police 101 number, or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 with complete anonymity.

“We have already begun the planning process for the next 12 months. One area of focus, will be 'protecting vulnerable groups', such as children at risk of sexual exploitation, as well as vulnerable adults in our area. ”

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