Figures reveal a drop in annual recorded crimes in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 15:20 26 January 2016 | UPDATED: 15:20 26 January 2016

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The statistics were recently collated by Devon and Cornwall Police.

New crime statistics released by Devon and Cornwall Police show that reported crimes in both Honiton town and its rural areas dropped last year.

The annual figures show that between Thursday, January 1, and Thursday, December 31, last year, 117 crimes were recorded in Honiton’s rural areas.

This is a small decrease, compared to 121 reported throughout 2014.

Notable decreases in reported incidents included vehicle offences (five in 2015 against 15 in 2014), possession of drugs (none in 2015 against five in 2014) and ‘other’ offences (none in 2015 against six in 2014). There was also a drop in the amount of victim-based crimes without domestic abuse reported - 84 in 2015 against 86 in 2014.

However, an increase was seen in the amount of violence against people reported - 18 in 2015 against 13 in 2014.

In Honiton town, there were three fewer offences reported in 2015 than the previous year - 450 against 453.

Notable decreases in reported incidents included ‘other’ thefts (61 in 2015 against 76 in 2014), vehicle offences (16 in 2015 against 23 in 2014) and shoplifting incidents (42 in 2015 against 57 in 2014).

There were also fewer victim-based crimes without domestic abuse reported throughout 2015 - 299 compared to 324 the previous year. There was an increase of the amount of violence against people reported - 92 in 2015 against 73 in 2014.

To keep up to date with what the police are doing in Honiton, check out ‘Honiton Police’ on Facebook.

To report a crime, call police on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.

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