Dramatic fall in crime in Suffolk town

POLICE officers have brought an early Christmas present to householders in Woodbridge with a dramatic decrease in crime.The fall in crime now stretches back three months and there was a particularly sharp drop in the number of recorded crimes in September and October.

POLICE officers have brought an early Christmas present to householders in Woodbridge with a dramatic decrease in crime.

The fall in crime now stretches back three months and there was a particularly sharp drop in the number of recorded crimes in September and October.

In September there were 54 crimes compared with 78 crimes the previous year, a fall of 31 per cent.

In October there were 30 crimes in the four Woodbridge wards compared with 54 crimes the previous year. This was a reduction of about 33pc. In November there was a fall of 16pc.


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There has also been an increase in the number of crimes detected. The detection rate is above 30pc

Karle Howard, a police officer with the Woodbridge and Melton Safer Neighbourhood Team, told the town council: “

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“We had ten youth nuisance forms completed in November, which is down from the summer period, and young people are not being as anti social as they were before. One person did not comply with his anti social behaviour order and he was given 21 days for breaching it.

“Under the Nightsafe scheme there have been eight more people banned from licensed premises, two have been reinstated and the total banned at the moment is 27 people.”

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