Merseyside Police crime rates fall again

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A Merseyside Police van attends an incident ©ONETERRY. AKA TERRY KEARNEY/CreativeCommons/Flickr

Crime statistics for Liverpool have fallen for the sixth year in a row, with rates in Merseyside as a whole falling 5.9% from last year.

Merseyside Police has managed to achieve significant reductions in drug offences, robbery, burglary, violence against the person, vehicle crime and criminal damage.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: “For the past six years we have seen continual reductions in crime amounting to 80,357 fewer victims and we remain committed to doing all we can to provide the best possible policing service to the people of Merseyside.”

In a year where there have been budget protests and cuts to funding, Merseyside Police has achieved its aim of reducing the number of victims of crime in the city and surrounding areas.

ACC Cooke added: “Despite facing the ongoing financial challenge, the force is determined to continue to build on the good work reflected in these statistics.”

A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary shows victim satisfaction as being “outstanding”, rating a 97 per cent.  The HMIC report is carried out across the country and Merseyside has attained one of the highest satisfaction rates.

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