|Over 1,000 fewer crime victims in Wigan Borough
Police, the Council and other local agencies have helped to reduce crime across Wigan Borough by six per cent in the 12-month period ending 31 March 2012 when compared to the previous year.
This equates to 1,072 fewer victims.
The end-of-year figures also show that other categories have been significantly reduced. Burglary has fallen by two per cent with 23 fewer offences, car crime has dropped by five per cent with 99 fewer offences, and robbery has fallen by 14 per cent meaning 28 fewer victims.
Violent crimes have also been reduced by more than a quarter, meaning 52 fewer offences.
As well as crime, reports of antisocial behaviour have decreased significantly across the borough by 1,129 – a drop of 6.5 per cent.
Chief Superintendent Shaun Donnellan of Greater Manchester Police’s Wigan Division said: “These figures show we are succeeding in tackling the issues that people have told us concern them most. We have attained these reductions by continually working with partners and local communities, and this hard work is now not only making communities safer, but making them feel safer too.
“The public can be reassured that we won’t be resting on our laurels in the coming months, but will continue to work hard to bring down crime further, make life difficult for criminals and help improve the quality of life for everyone in the borough.”
For non-emergency calls or to report crime call police on 101 or for more information visit gmp.police.uk/wigan
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity that will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.
Use 999 only in emergencies where there is a threat to life or crime in progress.