Crime Figures Prove Policing is Effective
The Chairman of Cheshire Police Authority today welcomed figures which show there were 3,700 fewer victims of crime in Cheshire compared to the previous 12 months.
Margaret Ollerenshaw said, “The continuing reduction in crime shows that the public is being provided with effective and efficient policing at a time when there is considerable pressure on police finances.
“It is particularly good to see that crimes such as burglary and car crime, which can seriously affect people’s everyday lives, have been reduced again.
“Although the Police Authority’s role will be taken over by a new Police and Crime Commissioner in November, members of the Authority are determined that policing will continue to improve in the future. We are working with the Chief Constable, Dave Whatton to ensure that the Constabulary is on a sound base to ensure that happens.”
Figures released today by the British Crime Survey showed a decrease of six per cent in recorded crime across Cheshire for the 12 months up to the end of 2011.
Violent crime was down by 11 per cent, with almost 700 fewer offences.
The number of homes suffering a burglary was reduced by 298- a fall of eight per cent. Car crime was down by eleven per cent, with 700 fewer offences.
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Cheshire Police Authority is an independent body responsible for ensuring Cheshire Constabulary delivers an efficient and effective police service. It is made up of 17 local people; 9 councillors and 8 members of the public.
On behalf of the people of Cheshire, the Authority holds the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of policing services and works with the Constabulary and other partners to create safer communities and increase satisfaction in policing.
The Authority is responsible, amongst other matters, for setting the budget for the Constabulary and, following consultation with local communities, agreeing policing priorities and the Chief Constable’s objectives.
From November 2012, an elected Police and Crime Commissioner will take over the duties of the Police Authority, which will be disbanded.
Currently the Authority is working to secure a smooth and secure transition. The aim is to leave a legacy which ensures Cheshire remains a safe place to live, work or visit.