Police prioritise vehicle offences as crime rates decrease in South Staffordshire
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Officers are continuing to do all they can to tackle crime in South Staffordshire, as recent figures reveal the overall number of reported crimes is down by 13 percent on last year.
This means there has been 665 fewer crimes, with a total of 4,477 down from 5,142 the previous year.
In Codsall and Bilbrook, crime is down 17 percent, with 92 less crimes recorded – now 462 from 554.
The Codsall south area has seen an slight increase, with an additional eight crimes reported.
Vehicle crime in particular remains a priority for the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) in this area, as theft of motor vehicles has increased by 62 percent, which equates to an additional eight recorded crimes.
Catalytic convertor thefts and car key burglaries are also areas of focus for the team.
Chief Inspector Dave Wain, of South Staffordshire NPT, said: “I am pleased that there has been a reduction overall in the number of reported crimes in the area.
“However, we are continuing our proactive operations with the Road Crime Team and other partner agencies to ensure we persistently disrupt criminal activity.
“We are committed to continue to reduce crime levels and keep people safe in South Staffordshire.”
If you would like to report crime in your area, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, call 101, or alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.