More details on the West Country's crime rate drop

There has been significant falls in domestic burglaries – down nearly 21% and vehicle crime is down by over 12%. Criminal damage has also fallen by nearly 14% and robbery has fallen by just over 16%, according to Devon and Cornwall Police.

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Crime drops by 6.7%

Overall crime across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has fallen by 6.7% - that is over 6,000 fewer recorded offences. This covers the financial year period April 2012 to March 2013.