Police make Norfolk safe

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NORFOLK Police are the country’s top crime fighters once again after new figures showed offences in the county have plummeted.

Numbers released by the Home Office last Thursday show that 1,422 fewer crimes were committed in Norfolk over the last year than in the preceding 12 months.

Offences dropped from 44,644 to 43,222 – a 3 per cent reduction.

The statistics keep Norfolk as the safest county in England, with just 51 crimes per 1,000 population.

Chief Constable Phil Gormley said the outcome was the result of ‘brilliant crime fighting’.

“This is an incredible result when you consider how much the force had already reduced crime in the previous years. I am very grateful to the people who have been responsible for these results.”