Crime drops by five per cent in Chiltern and South Bucks areas

Crime drops by five per cent

Crime drops by five per cent

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

CRIME has dropped five per cent across the Chiltern and South Bucks area since last year, according to police figures.

There have been almost 400 fewer victims of crime in the area since last year, which included a 10 per cent drop in reported domestic abuse crimes.

As well as the drop in reported domestic abuse, burglary is also down with eight per cent less dwelling burglaries and three per cent less non-dwelling burglaries, including sheds and outbuildings.

A 32 per cent drop was also recorded in robbery of personal property with 17 fewer victims last year. Robbery of business property has also fallen by 20 per cent from 10 offences to eight.

Steve Hockin, local police commander for Chiltern and South Bucks, said: “I am pleased to report that overall crime across Chiltern and South Bucks is down, which is not only a reflection of good police work, but effective partnership working and support from our communities.

“However, there is certainly never any room for complacency and where we have unfortunately experienced some increases, such as theft from motor vehicle; sexual offences and theft from person; I am committed to reviewing our strategies and practices to ensure that we get the best results, addressing any areas of improvement.”

Despite some rises over the last year (running from April to March), the overall drop is an indicator of good work in the community, police have said.

Violent offences against the person are down from 968 offences to 887 resulting in 81 fewer victims and a drop of eight per cent.

Police have now said that less than one per cent of the population of Chiltern and South Bucks were affected by violence last year.

Public order offences are also down, with a 13 per cent drop recorded this year, whilst an eight per cent drop has now also been recorded for arson and criminal damage offences.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said: “I am delighted that Chiltern and South Bucks have seen a drop in overall crime this year and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all officers, staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

“As one of my key priorities I am particularly pleased to see another drop in domestic burglary.

“This drop in crime has been achieved despite considerable budget reductions force wide and demonstrates how well Thames Valley Police are using their resources, including the new technology available to them.”

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11:31am Sat 12 Apr 14

tigeran says...

Oh good, now all they have to do is work on the remaining 95% and job done.........
Oh good, now all they have to do is work on the remaining 95% and job done......... tigeran
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12:47pm Sat 12 Apr 14

J B Blackett says...

We wonder if the crime rate has reduced by 5% because all the criminals have now gone into banking , politics , property development , land speculation or ownership of football clubs. Beyond the long term reach of British Law.
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That would account for it. Probably.
We wonder if the crime rate has reduced by 5% because all the criminals have now gone into banking , politics , property development , land speculation or ownership of football clubs. Beyond the long term reach of British Law. . That would account for it. Probably. J B Blackett
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Sat 12 Apr 14

1wycombe says...

J B Blackett wrote:
We wonder if the crime rate has reduced by 5% because all the criminals have now gone into banking , politics , property development , land speculation or ownership of football clubs. Beyond the long term reach of British Law.
.
That would account for it. Probably.
your so right man. crime is not the way it use to be its gone all high tech and sophicated
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: We wonder if the crime rate has reduced by 5% because all the criminals have now gone into banking , politics , property development , land speculation or ownership of football clubs. Beyond the long term reach of British Law. . That would account for it. Probably.[/p][/quote]your so right man. crime is not the way it use to be its gone all high tech and sophicated 1wycombe
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Robert.M says...

Sorry bit late for April fools
Sorry bit late for April fools Robert.M
  • Score: 3

3:09pm Sat 12 Apr 14

J B Blackett says...

1wycombe wrote:
J B Blackett wrote:
We wonder if the crime rate has reduced by 5% because all the criminals have now gone into banking , politics , property development , land speculation or ownership of football clubs. Beyond the long term reach of British Law.
.
That would account for it. Probably.
your so right man. crime is not the way it use to be its gone all high tech and sophicated
Yes , agreed - we think that Sophie has a lot to answer for
[quote][p][bold]1wycombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: We wonder if the crime rate has reduced by 5% because all the criminals have now gone into banking , politics , property development , land speculation or ownership of football clubs. Beyond the long term reach of British Law. . That would account for it. Probably.[/p][/quote]your so right man. crime is not the way it use to be its gone all high tech and sophicated[/p][/quote]Yes , agreed - we think that Sophie has a lot to answer for J B Blackett
  • Score: 3

10:26am Sun 13 Apr 14

s6blr says...

So is the really proven and has BFP seen the books proving this? Given the Police all over the UK are in the press this weekend for cooking the crime books, one has to wonder.

There are LESS police on the roads, in the high streets, in the prowl at night. At the same time crime reports in this very paper have been up compared to previous years.

Something doesn't make sense.
So is the really proven and has BFP seen the books proving this? Given the Police all over the UK are in the press this weekend for cooking the crime books, one has to wonder. There are LESS police on the roads, in the high streets, in the prowl at night. At the same time crime reports in this very paper have been up compared to previous years. Something doesn't make sense. s6blr
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Robert.M says...

s6blr wrote:
So is the really proven and has BFP seen the books proving this? Given the Police all over the UK are in the press this weekend for cooking the crime books, one has to wonder.

There are LESS police on the roads, in the high streets, in the prowl at night. At the same time crime reports in this very paper have been up compared to previous years.

Something doesn't make sense.
What does not make sense is that the TVP take us all for idiots.
As you quite rightly say there are lees police on patrol less police at night, I think the only thing that is down is reported crime, because victims do not bother to report a crime as they have no faith in the TVP.
[quote][p][bold]s6blr[/bold] wrote: So is the really proven and has BFP seen the books proving this? Given the Police all over the UK are in the press this weekend for cooking the crime books, one has to wonder. There are LESS police on the roads, in the high streets, in the prowl at night. At the same time crime reports in this very paper have been up compared to previous years. Something doesn't make sense.[/p][/quote]What does not make sense is that the TVP take us all for idiots. As you quite rightly say there are lees police on patrol less police at night, I think the only thing that is down is reported crime, because victims do not bother to report a crime as they have no faith in the TVP. Robert.M
  • Score: 1

1:54pm Tue 15 Apr 14

chepping100 says...

For the victims of crime, the crime rate is 100%.
For the victims of crime, the crime rate is 100%. chepping100
  • Score: 0

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