- Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:43
Crime dropped again in the Derbyshire Dales in the past year – boosting figures that were already lower than almost anywhere else in England.
New Home Office figures reveal only 18 crimes per thousand people in the Dales – down from 20 crimes per thousand last year – a reduction of 13% on 2010/11 and by far the lowest figure in Derbyshire.
Few districts in the whole of England have a lower crime rate than the Derbyshire Dales. The 18 crimes per thousand people statistic is the best in Derbyshire, where the county average is 33. The national average is 38 crimes per thousand people.
The figures were welcomed by Derbyshire Dales District Council. Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE, who is also Chairman of the Safer Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, said:
This is the sixth year in a row that crime has reduced in the Derbyshire Dales – a phenomenal achievement in a district where crime is in any case so low.
The continuing efforts of the police, the District Council and our other partners are clearly succeeding in keeping the Derbyshire Dales a safe place to live, work and visit.
These encouraging statistics show that we refuse to be complacent and listen to what local people are saying and act on their concerns, initiating campaigns to keep local people safe.