Crime down in central Preston wards

At Preston City Counci’s Central Area Forum meeting there was a representative there from Lancashire Constabulary, she went through the crime figures for all the wards covered by the Central Area Forum (St George’s, University, Town Centre, Moor Park, Riversway and Tulketh).

All crime was down by 18 per cent for the period from October 2008. The detection rate for crime now stood at 50 per cent. The biggest reductions were in personal robbery (mobile phone snatching and the like) which was down by 67 per cent and burglary was down by 61.8 per cent.

Vehicle crime across the wards was down by 25.9 per cent and theft/robbery was down 38 per cent overall.

She was also pleased to announce that 10 new staff had been allocated to the division with two new staff joining the Avenham units.

There was also a report on the restorative justice initative. This is where the victim and the criminal are brought together and the criminal apologies and is shown the damage they have done.

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