Penrose welcomes drop in local crime figures

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed new figures showing that crime in North Somerset has fallen by more than a quarter (26%) since 2010, from 13,032 in 2010 to 9,679 in 2013.

Overall, Avon and Somerset Police came ninth out of forty three forces in the latest crime reduction table published by the Office for National Statistics, with a fall of 22% over the same period.

Commenting on the statistics John Penrose said:- “It’s hats off to Weston’s police. These results speak volumes for the dedication and commitment of our local force, and the way they’re being managed too. Crime is falling faster here in Weston than across the Avon and Somerset area as a whole, so full marks to everyone who’s been involved in making Weston and the villages safer places for us all to live”.

Note to Editors

The latest crime statistics bulletin for England and Wales was published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – Crime in England and Wales, year ending December 2013. The bulletin reports on two independent measures of crime: police recorded crime and the Crime Survey for England & Wales, which is based on victims’ experiences rather than police figures.’

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