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Commissioner praises Hampshire Police

"I would like to congratulate the constabulary on the past year's performance which has seen crime levels fall for the sixth consecutive year. Whilst this has resulted in further reductions in those crimes that have the greatest impact on our communities, it creates even greater challenges for the year ahead."

– Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire

Crime down in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Crime has fallen in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for the sixth year in a row.

The total number of offences recorded 2012/13 was 108,745, a drop of 15 per cent on the previous year.

Violent crime fell 21 per cent from 803 to 631 offences

Burglaries, robberies and vehicle crime fell 22 per cent from 15,589 to 12,180 offences

The total solved crime rate remains at the same at 31 per cent

Hampshire Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: "The continued reduction in total crime across the force is testament to the tireless dedication, commitment, hard work and 'one team' approach of my officers, staff and volunteers against a backdrop of cuts and financial restraint."

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Hampshire Police report fall in violent crime

Crime fell in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for a sixth year in a row as police vow to ensure the force area remains a hostile place for criminals.

The total number of offences recorded by Hampshire Constabulary in 2012/13 was 108,745, a drop of 15 per cent on the previous year.

Comparing 2012/13 with 2011/12:

· total crime fell 15 per cent

· serious violent crime fell 21 per cent

· burglaries, robberies and vehicle crime fell 22 per cent

· the total solved crime rate remains at the same at 31 per cent

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: "It is my intention to continue to drive down crime levels and ensure these positive results continue. I am clear, however, that there is no room for complacency, particularly with further challenges ahead for the police service."

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