Crime down nearly 10 per cent in Aylesbury

Crime in Aylesbury has fallen this year by 9.1 per cent compared to the same period last year.

British Crime Survey (BCS) crimes, which equate to about 56 per cent of all crime and are those that matter most to the public, is down by 11.9 per cent.

BCS crimes include burglaries of homes, vehicle crime, criminal damage, robberies, woundings and common assaults.

Nigel Brooke, Chairman of the Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership, said: "This is good news for the partnership and the residents of Aylesbury Vale. It shows that the hard work of all the partners involved is having an impact on crime and disorder in the area and that our commitment to work together can make a real difference to the quality of life of people in the district."

Acting Superintendent Tony Ismay, added: "Over the last year there has been a reduction of 1,084 offences. This has been achieved with strong partnerships including Aylesbury Vale District Council, Community Partnership, DAAT and Bucks Fire and Rescue.

"Thames Valley Police has significantly added to its policing family and Aylesbury has benefited from over 30 PCSOs who are able to engage and reassure the public with their high profile across the Vale.

"In addition we have brought more offenders to justice with nearly a third of crimes detected and punished with a caution, charge or fine; an increase year on year for the last three years.

"We recognise there has been an increase in domestic abuse, however we welcome this as the figure shows victims are gaining more confidence and reporting it.

"Aylesbury has completed its rollout of neighbourhood policing and is working proactively with the community and partners to tackle their priorities and make their areas a happier, safer place to live. I hope these latest results help to reduce people's fear of crime.

"Looking ahead the outlook is very promising, burglary is down 5 per cent, robbery from a person is down 14 per cent and theft from vehicle is down 23 percent. We will continue to work on your priorities and bring crime down even further."

The BCS crime figures for Aylesbury for 2007/8 are:

Burglary to a home down 5%

Theft of vehicle up 3%

Theft from vehicle down 23%

Vehicle interference down 17%

Robbery of a person down 14%

Theft from a person down 5%

Theft of a pedal cycle down 3%

Criminal damage down 16%

Wounding (excluding domestic violence) up 2%

Wounding (domestic violence only) up 10%

Common Assault (excluding domestic violence) down 13 per cent

Common Assault (domestic violence only) down 9%

BCS crime down 11.9%

All crime down 9.1%

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