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.

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Violent and sex crimes on the rise in West Country

Despite an overall crime fall in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the wider 'violence against the person' measure (offences where there is no physical injury) saw an increase of over 5%.

Sexual offences have risen by 2.6%.

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