South Staffordshire officers celebrate crime reduction but there’s more to do, says Chief Inspector
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Officers in South Staffordshire are celebrating after recent figures revealed crime in the area is down a total of eight percent on the previous year, but there is more to do says the Chief Inspector.
According to the force’s local figures from 1 June 2020 to 1 July 2021, residential burglary is down 41 percent.
Business burglary is 12 percent down for the same period, with only six recorded instances in comparison to 19 in 2020.
Theft of motor vehicles is also down 35 percent and theft from a motor vehicle is two percent down.
Incidents of domestic violence are also in decline, with 104 instances recorded for 2021 in comparison to 139 instances in 2020.
Anti-social behaviour instances are currently at 153 for 2021, with 208 recorded incidents in 2020.
Chief Inspector David Wain, of South Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Despite some challenging circumstances, we and our partners at South Staffordshire Council, have worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months to deliver these results.
“Through proactive and intelligence-led policing, we have been able to tackle a wide range of issues and in particular cross-border criminality, through working together with our Roads Policing Team and CMPG.
“We are also continuing to make strides in tackling domestic violence with our trained independent domestic violence advisors working to deliver a better quality of service to some of our most vulnerable victims.
“We still have a significant amount of work to do, particularly in reducing ASB and delivering targeted problem-solving, but these results show how the team really does care about the communities of South Staffordshire and we are making an impact.”
Councillor Rita Heseltine, cabinet member for regulatory services at South Staffordshire Council, said: “These figures confirm that South Staffordshire is a safe place to live, work and visit, and through the work of our local policing team, we aim to continue to reduce crime across our district”.