Fewer victims of crime in Warwickshire during first quarter

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There have been fewer victims of crime in Warwickshire during the first quarter of this financial year, according to police.

The total number of crimes recorded between April 1 and June 30 has gone down by 5.3% (7479 incidents down to 7081) compared with the same period last year, and 87% of the victims are satisfied.

The biggest fall has been seen in robbery, which has dropped by 29.2% (65 down to 46 crimes)whilst domestic burglary is down 7.6% (498 down to 460 crimes).

There have also been more burglary offences solved - 98 so far compared to 84 during the same period last year.

Violence with injury offences are down by 1.4% (652 to 643), with 44.2% of those being solved.

There have been 93 more incidents of anti social behaviour reported across the county.

In the south Warwickshire policing area overall crime has dropped by 9.6% (3179 to 2873 offences), and 90.3% of the victims are satisfied with police treatment.

Robbery is down by 56.3% (32 to 14), domestic burglary is down by 26.7% (232 to 170)and violence with injury is down by 8.8% ( 274 to 250 offences).

There have been five more incidents of anti social behaviour recorded.

In the north Warwickshire policing area overall crime is down by 2.1% (4300 to 4208) and 85.3% of victims are satisfied with their treatment.

Robbery is down by 3% (33 to 32).

There has been a slight increase in the number of violence with injury offences which have gone up by 4% (378 to 393) and domestic burglaries which have gone up by 9.0% (266 to 290).

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball said: “I welcome the continued improvement in crime figures for Warwickshire, and will be discussing them at my regular meeting with the chief constable.”