Less crime across district

PUBLISHED: 13:51 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 15 June 2010

CRIME figures for East Devon fell in the last financial year, according to a report issued by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on Monday.

CRIME figures for East Devon fell in the last financial year, according to a report issued by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on Monday.Statistics for the East Devon Local Policing Area show 449 fewer crimes were recorded than in the previous year, representing a reduction of six per cent.In total, there were 6,605 recorded crimes - down from 7,054 in 2006/07.Violent crime rose, however, with eight more incidents being reported in 2007/08 than the previous year.Drug offences also went up by 102 offences - an increase of 46 per cent.Domestic burglary fell by 20 per cent to 291 incidents being recorded across the district. Vehicle crime fell by 10 per cent to 687 incidents.Criminal damage was reduced by nine per cent to 1,670 recorded offences.Recorded crime in Honiton is continuing to fall, town councillors have been told.


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