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A focus on offenders and using technology to make sure officers are in the right place at the right time has brought crime figures to a 20 year low in Leicester.
Chief Constable Simon Cole told ITV Central that they have seen a drop of 10 % in reported crime in 2012.
The fall in crime is equivalent to 6,849 fewer victims of crime than in 2011.
Police in Leicester have seen a drop of 10 % in reported crime in 2012. That's the lowest figure for the force since 1990.
Chief Constable Simon Cole told ITV Central that a good focus on offenders is the reason why.
Leicestershire Police still needs to find £20million in savings over the remainder of the Comprehensive Spending Review period.
Leicestershire Police have recorded the lowest crime figures in 2012 for 20 years, despite commitments to security operations in London during the Games, and at Loughborough University where Team GB were based. The Force also provided security when the Queen visited Leicester.
Leicestershire police have reported the lowest crime figures for 20 years over the last year.
- Local police recorded 61,515 crimes last year, a reduction of 10%.
- The fall in crime is equivalent to 6,849 fewer victims of crime than in 2011 – the lowest yearly total of recorded crime since 1990.