Teamwork leads to crime fall

Supt Shaun Donnellan
Supt Shaun Donnellan
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CRIMES fell by more than 1,000 in the last year.

Partnership work between police, Wigan Council and other agencies was today credited with the impressive annual fall for the 12 months ending on March 31.

It equates to 1,072 fewer victims of crime and a big fall of six per cent.

The end-of-year figures also show that other categories have been significantly reduced.

Burglary has fallen by two per cent with 23 fewer offences, car crime has dropped by five per cent with 99 fewer offences, and robbery has fallen by 14 per cent meaning 28 fewer victims.

Violent crimes have also been reduced by more than a quarter, meaning 52 fewer offences.

As well as crime, reports of anti-social behaviour have decreased significantly across the borough by 1,129: a drop of 6.5 per cent.

Wigan police commander Chief Supet Shaun Donnellan, pictured, said: “These figures show we are succeeding in tackling the issues that people have told us concern them most. We have attained these reductions by continually working with partners and local communities, and this hard work is now not only making communities safer, but making them feel safer too.

“The public can be reassured that we won’t be resting on our laurels in the coming months, but will continue to work hard to bring down crime further, make life difficult for criminals and help improve the quality of life for everyone in the borough.”