The latest crime figures are out and a fall of 9 percent in the last year means they are down to their lowest levels since the survey began in 1981.
But a separate report suggests 5 police forces including Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire will struggle to cope with a 20 percent cut to their budget by 2015.
So reasons for concern or good news? Well perhaps not surprisingly the Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne opted for the latter when he spoke to Jonathan Wills.
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It will be a dry and bright start to the Bank Holiday Weekend before heavy, showery rain arrives on Sunday.
Ipswich Town are closing in on Australian winger Tommy Oar and have also agreed a deal to sign Polish defender Piotr Malarczyk.
Most places will stay dry and bright today but the weekend offers more mixed weather