Crime down by 0.9% in Limavady area

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Crime has decreased slightly in the Limavady area according to new figures released for the financial year 2010/11.

Statistics show that overall crime is down by 0.9% compared with 2009/10 – a total of 20 incidents.

Area Commander Chief Inspector Stephen Cargin said: “Any decrease in crime means fewer victims, however I am conscious there are areas where we can make improvements. Assaults have increased by 12% and burglary by 10.3% however I am pleased to report a decrease in the number of thefts (-56 incidents).

“Overall clearance rates have increased slightly in the area and we have seen improved detection rates for assaults, domestic burglary and violent crime.

“In the months ahead our focus will be on the priorities you have identified as being important. As always we appreciate the continued support you have shown your officers and I have been greatly encouraged by the level of community contact that exists right across the area. We are keen to promote the services of your Neighbourhood Teams as much as possible and work with communities to resolve the issues that matter. If there are issues you think we should be focusing on then please get in touch with your local Neighbourhood Officer.”