Posted on 31st January 2013
Sergeant Greg McGill
The number of crimes such as violence, theft and burglaries reported in New Mills and Hayfield have dropped.
The area’s Safer Neighbourhood team Sergeant, Greg McGill, revealed the latest stats at a meeting on Monday, January 28.
In the year to date, violent crimes dropped 34%, from 94 this time last year to 62. Incidents of theft fell by nearly half, from 215 to 120, while criminal damage dropped 36% from 102 to 65.
Domestic burglaries dropped from 21 to 15, while other burglaries such as sheds and garages fell by 13 to 31.
Sgt McGill said: “It is hugely encouraging to see a drop in the number of reported crimes but we will not be getting complacent.
“We’ve achieved this through hard work and good relations between police, our partner agencies and the local community.
"Increased patrols on the streets and speaking to residents about crime prevention have also been a huge boost for us.
“I want to make sure the drop continues and we’ll be putting all our efforts into bringing these numbers down even further over the next few months.”
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