Crime Falls Again In Merseyside - October 2012
Statistics released by the Home Office today (Thursday, 18
October) show crime has fallen again in Merseyside for the sixth
consecutive year since 2005/06.
Overall crime has dropped by 5.9 per cent for the period June
2011 to June 2012, from 99,437 offences to 93,522 equating to 5,915
The figures show Merseyside Police has achieved significant
reductions in drug offences, robbery, burglary, violence against
the person, vehicle crime and criminal damage.
The Force has continued to see a significant reduction in the
number of anti-social behaviour incidents in the last 12 months
from 68,327, to 61,312 - a fall of 10.3 per cent. In a recent HMIC
report victim satisfaction in Merseyside was rated as 'outstanding'
at 97 per cent - one of the highest satisfaction rates in the
country. However, the Force is not complacent and continually looks
at ways to improve responses to victims' needs.
Assistant Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: "The latest crime
statistics published today show our ongoing determination and
dedication to reduce crime, tackle anti-social behaviour and
protect the public.
"I am pleased to say that crime continues to fall on Merseyside
and this is testament to the dedication and professionalism of our
officers and staff as well as our work with partners and
"For the past six years we have seen continual reductions in
crime amounting to 80,357 fewer victims and we remain committed to
doing all we can to provide the best possible policing service to
the people of Merseyside.
"Despite facing the ongoing financial challenge, the Force is
determined to continue to build on the good work reflected in these
statistics, to tackle crime and bring offenders to justice while
supporting victims and protecting communities across