Today, 11 September, Hampshire Police Authority praised Hampshire Constabulary for the crime rate in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight continuing to fall during the busy summer period.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have seen an 18 per cent reduction in all crime from April 2012 to 12 August 2012 and a reduction of 15 percent during the Olympics.
Reports of serious acquisitive (including dwelling burglary, vehicle crime, robbery) have fallen by 32 per cent and violent crime dropped by 15 per cent throughout the Olympic period.
At the same time the force has maintained a solved crime rate of 30 per cent, meaning the proportion of detections has increased again.
Decrease is “remarkable”
Councillor Adrian Collett, Chair of Hampshire Police Authority, said: “The continuing decrease in overall crime at a time when the force has policed a number of high profile local events and supplied mutual aid to the policing of The London 2012 Olympic Games is remarkable.
“The people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are safer as a result of the hard work and ongoing commitment from the Constabulary. The Authority has always placed a firm focus on cutting crime and I’m pleased to see that there has been no let up.”