Shropshire Police Watchdog Reports Fall In Crime But Increase In Burglaries
Shropshire Policing Board, chaired by Robin Bennett, has met Shropshire Police Commander James Tozer to scrutinize the latest crime statistics for Shropshire.
Overall, crime levels are down. Between 1st April 2012 and 30th June 2012 the total number of crimes recorded was 3163 which is 231 fewer than over the same time period in 2011. Shropshire Policing Board expressed their approval that the work undertaken by Shropshire police officers continues to reduce Shropshire’s already low levels of crime.
Domestic burglaries are an exception and numbers are up. 189 domestic burglaries were recorded in the year from 1 April 2012 to 30 June 2012 compared to 126 burglaries between 1 April 2011 and 30 June 2011.
The Shropshire Policing Board, which is made up of West Mercia Police Authority Members: Robin Bennett; Kate Pready-James; Michael Wood; Malcolm Pate; and Robin Durham, meets regularly with the Territorial Commander to monitor delivery of the West Mercia Policing Plan in Shropshire.