Crime rose by 5% in Derry last year, new police figures reveal.
PSNI statistics published this morning show that almost 8,000 crimes were recorded in the police’s Foyle Area Command in 2011/12.
A total of 7,820 crimes were recorded in Foyle, up 5% on the number recorded in the previous twelve months.
The PSNI’s sanction detection rate ( the number of crimes cleared up) was 26.9% last year - a drop of 1.3% on the previous year.
Across the North crime fell by 1.6%. A total of 103,389 crimes were recorded last year - the lowest figure in 14 years.
Chief Constable Matt Baggott said the fall should be seen “alongside increasing levels of confidence in policing.”
Detailed coverage in tomorrow’s ‘Derry Journal’.