Tendring: Hard work paying off as crime falls and more crime solved
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“We’re working hard to keep our communities safe – and that hard work is paying off”
That's from Tendring’s District Commander as figures show crime fell in the district and more crime was solved.
There were more than 1700 fewer crimes which means 1700 fewer victims.
Violent, sexual, and domestic offences all fell, while there have also been fewer burglaries and incidents of criminal damage.
2023 also saw nearly one thousand fewer incidents of anti-social behaviour, which is a drop of 46 percent.
And we solved nearly 130 more crimes.
In the last month alone, work by our officers lead to a man jailed over a knife point robbery in Harwich. More than 100 cannabis plants seized from an address in Clacton. A prolific burglar was sent to prison, and a man jailed for 16 years for child sex offences.
Solving more crime, but we’re not complacent
Chief Inspector Ella Latham, District Commander for Tendring, said:
“Crime is falling more in Tendring. And we’re solving more crime than the force average. Anti-social behaviour has almost halved. “This is testament to the hard work my officers are doing every day and the work we’re doing with our partners. “The community policing team have targeted a number of prolific offenders over the last year who have received Criminal Behaviour Orders and lengthy custodial sentences through the courts. “But we’re not complacent, we know there’s still more we can do. “In 2024 we will be aiming to be even more visible in our communities. We're looking to improve our response to incidents along with the care we give victims of crime."
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