News that crime at lowest ever levels welcomed by Stephen Mosley MP

Chester’s MP, Stephen Mosley, has welcomed the news that crime has fallen to its lowest ever levels.

Figures released today show that the number of offences recorded in the year ending June 2012 in England and Wales were at their lowest since records began. The latest number of offences recorded was 29 per cent lower than 2006/07 and 35 per cent lower than 2002/03.

In Cheshire crime has continued to fall, with 59.28 crimes per 1000 of population. Cheshire Police Authority area has the 14th lowest level of crime in England and Wales.

Commenting on the news Stephen said:

“This is great news and testament to the hard work that our police forces are doing across the country. Government’s efforts to reduce police bureaucracy and increase front-line policing are obviously paying dividends.

“It is especially pleasing to see that Cheshire is following this national trend, with crime levels remaining low; however, we must not be complacent and the Police Commissioner Elections next month will give people a greater say in local policing and help push crime rates down even further.”

Crime Levels fall to lowest ever levels  (ONS)

Crime Levels fall to lowest ever levels (ONS)