Crime down three percent in North Wales, according to figures


Dean Jones

LATEST figures show that confidence is increasing in the North Wales Police force.

In addition to confidence in the force rising by four percent, crime in the region fell by three percent between April 2013 and March 2014, according to figures released by the Recorded Crime Survey for England and Wales.

Winston Roddick, North Wales Police Crime Commissioner, said: "I welcome the fact there has been an increase in confidence in North Wales Police at a time when there was also a reduction in crime.

"Public perception is something I take seriously because feeling safe, secure, and unthreatened by crime, criminals, and intimidation from whatever source is very important to me.

"There is however no room for complacency and I will continue to scrutinise the performance of the force so we can build on these improvements."

Just over 70 per cent of people surveyed said they had confidence in North Wales Police, with 86 per cent saying that when they had dealt with the force they had been treated with respect.

Richard Debicki, assistant chief constable at North Wales Police, said: “The Force has maintained its strong performance with crime falling in North Wales.

“The area remains a safe place, and recorded levels of crime are lower than the England and Wales average, and indeed the all Wales average.

“Public confidence is the bedrock of local policing – and our neighbourhood policing teams aim to solve the problems which concern our communities. It is this close connection which is so important to us, and more importantly our residents”.

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