The number of metal thefts in the Thames Valley has fallen by 48% over the last financial year.
Figures for 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013, show there were 2,052 thefts of metal across the Thames Valley, compared to 3,924 for the same period the previous year (1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012); which is 1,872 fewer thefts.
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