1. ITV Report

Crime Figures Published For Devon & Cornwall

Crime across Devon and Cornwall has remained 'static' over the last year Photo: PA Still

Recorded crime across Devon, Cornwall and the lsles of Scilly remains 'static' according to the latest figures from the Force. They show a small increase of 0.2%.

There have been some reductions - with robbery down by 12%, vehicle crime by 11% and criminal damage by 6%. However, reports of domestic abuse has risen by almost 20% and sexual offences by 15%.

These figures are encouraging, with £40 million less budget and fewer officers, crime is roughly at the same level it was last year when we had more officers and staff"

– Deputy Chief Constable, Bill Skelly

But Deputy Chief Constable Bill Skelly also acknowledges that the Force faces some difficult choices in the years ahead - as budgets continue to fall and staffing is squeezed.