Crime levels falling

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CRIME levels have fallen to there lowest levels since the turn of the millennium.

Greater Manchester Police say that between April 2010 and March 2011, there were 20,000 fewer victims of crime when compared to the same period the previous year.

The Force has its lowest level of crime since 1999-2000, recording 227,855 crimes during the last year - a drop of eight per cent.

Firearm discharges are at their lowest levels since recording began in 2003/04, signalling an end of the gun crime label that Manchester once had.

The number of reports of antisocial behaviour, burglary, robbery, criminal damage, and vehicle crime are all at their lowest levels for five years.

Chief Constable Peter Fahy said: “These figures show we are succeeding in tackling the issues that our communities have told us matter the most. We receive extremely positive feedback from local people, councillors and organisations.”