Crime rates fall
Crime rates in Breckland have seen a sharp drop of up to nearly 30pc, according to new figures. New statistics released this week show thefts of motor vehicles have dropped 28pc and thefts from vehicles fell 24pc in the period 2007/8 compared to the previous year.
Crime rates in Breckland have seen a sharp drop of up to nearly 30pc, according to new figures.
New statistics released this week show thefts of motor vehicles have dropped 28pc and thefts from vehicles fell 24pc in the period 2007/8 compared to the previous year.
Recorded incidents of violence against a person have dropped 19pc, and burglary offences have dropped 18pc, according to Breckland Council.
The council says the figures are a reflection of the success of the Crime Reduction Partnership between Breckland Council, police, Norfolk County Council, the fire service, and health bodies.
“These trends are extremely encouraging,” said Steven Askew, executive member for communities at Breckland.
“It is crucial, however, that the initiatives and partnership work is maintained to sustain continuous improvement.”
- 1 Drivers slammed for parking outside centre for people with disabilities
- 2 Former military man elected as Dereham's new mayor
- 3 Magpies moved to Midlands league for 2022/23 season
- 4 Organisers hail success of first ever Dereham Day
- 5 More details revealed ahead of Dereham's Jubilee celebrations
- 6 Person banned from driving arrested after crashing into pedestrian crossing
- 7 Weather warning as thunderstorms set to hit Norfolk
- 8 Beer from Lidl and vegan chocolates among items recalled over safety fears
- 9 Century-old farm machinery firm invests £6m in its factory's future
- 10 Readers reveal top 10 fish and chips - but the battle is on for top spot
Measures which had helped cut crime included publicity campaigns on securing satellite navigation systems, CCTV, improved lighting in car parks and property marking, said a spokesman for the council.
Pubwatch schemes in Dereham and Thetford
and the use of CCTV to monitor higher crime areas with regular visits from licensing officers to pubs and clubs had also
Meanwhile, a property marking scheme and the Homewatch scheme and involvement in the
Partners Against Crime Taskforce (PACT) alliance had helped to reduce burglaries.