Figures reveal a big drop in crime


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‘Reassuring drop’ said PCSO Steve Mingo

Monthly crime figures for Honiton have shown a ‘reassuring’ drop of almost 40 per cent.

Between Tuesday, November 11, and Monday, December 8, 22 offences were recorded by police.

This is against 36 for the same period in 2013 - a drop of 14 crimes.

Of the offences committed, three cases of criminal damage were recorded - one to a building and two to vehicles.

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There were also four cases of common assault, two of which have been resolved by restorative justice.

Police also recorded three cases of actual bodily harm.

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The offenders were known to the victim on two occasions.

An incident resulting in grievous bodily harm was also recorded, as were two burglaries of dwellings. Another burglary of a dwelling was attempted, but the offender could not successfully gain entry.

A case of telephone fraud was also reported, which has been investigated under Operation Fardel - the police force’s response to telephone fraud.

The remaining crimes included two communication act offences, three possessions of a controlled drug (namely cannabis) and two thefts by finding.

Honiton PCSO Steve Mingo said: “It is reassuring to see crime drop by just over a third for this period compared to the same time last year.

“We hope to see this trend continue over the festive period.”

If you witness a crime, call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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