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GMP Stats Show Crime At 11-year Low

18,000 fewer offences in year-on-year figures

Written by . Published on October 20th 2011.


GMP Stats Show Crime At 11-year Low

THERE are nearly 18,000 fewer victims of crime across Greater Manchester than at the same time last year, according to quarterly figures released today.

Total crime in the area has reduced by 7.4 per cent.

"The budget cuts faced by the Force and other public authorities are making the job of crime fighting more and more challenging."

Home Office figures released today cover the 12 months between July 2011 and June 2011.

They show crime in Greater Manchester at its lowest level in 11 years.

There have been reductions across all 'priority crimes' - domestic burglaries, robberies, vehicle crimes and criminal damage.

Deputy chief constable Simon Byrne said: "The real story behind these figures is that there are fewer and fewer people having their lives ruined by criminals.

"This three-monthly update reinforces a really encouraging trend across Greater Manchester - crime is at its lowest level since the millennium and continues to fall.

"They demonstrate that we are making it harder for criminals to operate and safer for potential victims of crime - all at a time when budget cuts are adding extra pressure to the force.

"We have listened to what people in our communities are telling us and with big reductions in burglaries, robberies and vehicle crime - things that really matter to people - we are making them feel safer and less fearful of crime.

"We cannot lose sight of the fact that all victims of crime are real people and they have to face the very real consequences of crime. It is with real people in mind that we continue to strive to reduce the misery caused by crime."

Councillor Paul Murphy, Chairman of Greater Manchester Police Authority said: "The figures published today show just how far the Force has come in terms of successfully tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.

"The fact that crime is at its lowest level in 11 years is a testament to the commitment and dedication of GMP police officers and police staff. The budget cuts faced by the Force and other public authorities are making the job of crime fighting more and more challenging, but this is a challenge that I have every confidence the Force will continue to meet.

"The improvements are impressive, however, I would emphasise that Greater Manchester Police Authority will continue to robustly scrutinise and challenge the Force on performance. This is a key part of our role and a responsibility we take very seriously."

HEADLINE FIGURES

Comparing July 2010 to June 2011. 

- Incidents of crime fell from 239,126 to 221,363 - 17,763 less victims of crime 

- 1,513 fewer victims of domestic burglary (17,629 crimes compared to 19,142 last year) 

- 935 fewer victims of robbery (4,708 compared to 5,643 last year) 

- 6,908 fewer victims of crimes against vehicles (24,640 compared to 31,548 last year) 

- 6,746 fewer victims of criminal damage (38,552 crimes compared to 45,298 last year) 

- 2,765 fewer victims of violence against the person (41,616 crimes compared to 38,851 last year) 

- 53 fewer victims of sexual offences (2,819 crimes compared to 2,872 last year) 

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Kevin PeelOctober 20th 2011.

I worry what will happen when the cuts begin to bite and we lose 1,592 police officers from the streets of Greater Manchester...

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It's the city, duffusOctober 22nd 2011.

For scaremongers like you, the riots came just at the right time then, ey?

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