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Crime has fallen by 17 per cent in the North West of England according to new figures published by the Office for National Statistics.
· Cheshire – down 4 %
· Cumbria – down 11 %
· Greater Manchester – down 11 %
· Lancashire – down 6 %
· Merseyside –down 6 %
Lancashire police are reporting a drop of 5,322 in overall reported crime in the county for the year ending in March 2013. The force also report good detection rates, with Lancashire ranked seventh highest in England and Wales. But as cutbacks bite the PCC warns of future problems.
Crime has fallen overall in Lancashire according to new figures. Reports of crime fell by 5.5 per cent from 96,712 to 91,390 the final end of year statistics for April 2012 to March 2013 indicate.