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Buxton North sees success as crime across Derbyshire falls

Posted on 20th April 2015

Officers in the High Peak have seen a reduction in crime in the areas of Buxton North, following an overall fall in crime across Derbyshire.

The end-of-year figures for the force, show that crime fell by 1.5 per cent compared to 2013/14, dropping from 52,479 to 51,687. This means there were 792 fewer victims of crime.

Following the countywide figures, the statistics for the Buxton North area shows how crime across the section has been reduced by 14.3% over the last year. This includes the areas of Glossop Town Centre, Hadfield and Tintwistle, Gamesley and St Johns, and New Mills and Hayfield.

Inspector Barry Doyle, who is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing in the area, said: "In the last year crime has reduced by more than 14% which means there have been 260 less victims.

"We have also seen a large reduction in violent crime, with it falling by 9.3% (36 crimes), and theft offences reducing by 15.7% (117 crimes). Drugs activity also appears to have reduced in the local area.

"These are fantastic results and I would like to see the rate of crime reduce even further. The way we can do this is by continuing to work together to make Glossop, New Mills and the surrounding communities, a very unpopular place for criminals to be.

"Our communities are one of the safest places to work, live and visit across Derbyshire with some of the lowest crime rates. This is down to the hard work of police and their partners and also the excellent support we get from the local community, so I would like to thank you all."

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