Crime figures should see fall

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POLICE are expecting positive results when the latest crime figures are released next month.

Spalding’s inspector Paul Timmins is expecting the overall number of crimes to have decreased by about seven per cent over the last financial year.

He said the figures are expected to reveal a 20 per cent drop in the number of house burglaries – which he says means about 55 fewer victims of crime.

The number of criminal damage offences in the area has fallen by about ten per cent.

Insp Timmins has described the figures as “very encouraging”.

He said: “There has been a lot of hard work from officers to get these reductions.

“If we look back a year, we were coming into financial problems as a country and my fears were that crime would increase.

“Overall, crime has decreased by about seven per cent.”