Mark welcomes drop in local crime which means people in Warwickshire can feel safer

 

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has welcomed news that recorded crime in Warwickshire has fallen once again over the last twelve months. Latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that since 2010 recorded crime in Warwickshire has fallen by 10%. 

An independent crime survey also shows crime at its lowest level since records began. The estimated number of crimes against adults in the year ending September 2013 is down 16% compared with the previous year’s survey, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW). This is the lowest estimate over the history of the survey, which began in 1981. 

Commenting, Mark said: 

“It is great news that crime continues to fall in Warwickshire. Hardworking local police officers in Rugby, and across the county, can be rightly proud of their success in cutting crime.” 

Mark continued:

“We want to set the police free to fight crime. That’s why we have cut red tape and given police one simple target: cut crime.”  

Mark concluded:

“People here in Rugby want to know that they are safe on their streets and in their homes, and our plan to make sure they can is working. Crime is falling, according to both the recorded crime stats and the independent crime survey, and we will continue working to give people who do the right thing personal security.”

 

 

 

Latest crime figures show crime is falling nationally and locally

 

• Crime in England and Wales is down by more than 10 per cent since the general election (Office for National Statistics, Police recorded crime year ending September 2013, 23 January 2014, link).

 

• Independent Crime Survey shows crime at lowest level since records began. The estimated number of crimes against adults in the year ending September 2013 according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) is down 16 per cent compared with the previous year’s survey – This was down 10% compared with the previous year’s survey, and is the lowest estimate over the history of the survey, which began in 1981 (ibid.). 

 

• Recorded crime down 13 per cent across the country in the last year. Police recorded crime figures show a 13 per cent decrease in crime in England and Wales in the year ending September 2013 (ibid.).

 

• Crime down across Warwickshire. Recorded crime figures show that crime in Warwickshire has fallen by 10% under this Government.