Fewer people reporting crime

PUBLISHED: 14:54 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:53 15 June 2010

A SEATON town councillor has questioned if a drop in crime is due to less people reporting it.

A SEATON town councillor has questioned if a drop in crime is due to less people reporting it.During a meeting on Monday, Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Roy Hutter said recorded crime in the resort was down by 67 incidents last year compared to the previous year.But Councillor Peter Burrows said: "I have heard it's a waste of time reporting crime. I hear it time and time again - but it isn't."PC Hutter said he would happily take action if more crimes were reported - and urged people to inform him of any incidents in the town.With regard to the reduction, he said: "This may not seem much but, when we only have an average of 25 to 30 crimes a month, it's a good result."But he said burglary had been a big problem last month, particularly at the allotments where there were around six thefts. Vehicle crime was up last month, but incidents of assault were down to one, which had been a domestic-related case.


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