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Crime Falls Across South Manchester

Figures released by the Home Office today show that crime across south Manchester has fallen by 8.2 per cent, equating to 1487 fewer victims.

Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 compared to the same period 2009/10, all crimes decreased including burglary, hate crime, robbery, vehicle crime and serious violent crime.

Reports of antisocial behaviour also reduced by 22.8 per cent, equating to 2818 fewer incidents.

Residents also think that police in south Manchester are doing a good job. In the latest neighbourhood surveys, 85.1 per cent of people said that they were satisfied with the overall service that they had received.

Chief Superintendent Rob Potts said: “These figures are fantastic news for residents. We have listened to what people in our communities are telling us and with big reductions in burglaries, robberies and vehicle crime, things that really matter to people, we are helping to make them feel safer and less fearful of crime.

“We realise however that behind every statistic there is a victim and we never lose sight of this. It is not about chasing statistics but making a positive difference to the people of south Manchester and thanks to support and information from the public, we have been able to do this.

“Rest assured that our fight against crime does not stop here. Reducing crime and bringing criminals to justice remains a priority for us and we have a number of operations in place to catch those that think it is acceptable to commit crime in south Manchester.”

Residents are invited to meet with the Chief Constable and Chairman of GMPA and find out about the future of policing on Thursday 25 August 2011. The ‘Policing Today, Policing Tomorrow’ event will take place between 5pm and 7pm at the Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9DJ.