Crime rate drops again

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FIGURES released yesterday for the first quarter of the current financial year show crime in Suffolk has dropped by 13 per cent compared with the previous year.

The figures from April 1-June 30, 2012, show that 10,491 crimes were recorded, a drop of 1,633.

This continues the trend reported in April of this year, showing that crime in Suffolk has been falling for six consecutive years.

A police spokesman said: “These figures are set against the difficult financial backdrop faced by Suffolk Police, which in the last year alone has made savings of 
£5 million.”

Figures reveal robbery is down by 21 per cent, an improvement from April’s end of year figures, which had shown an increase.