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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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