Figures show county crime has fallen for the ninth year running

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Crime has fallen for the ninth year in a row in Derbyshire and the chances of being a victim of crime are now at the lowest level for years.

Figures released this week showed that house burglary was reduced by 12 per cent, vehicle crime by six per cent, criminal damage by ten per cent and anti-social behaviour by nine per cent.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to have recorded a ninth year in a row of crime reduction. Every year we see crime reduce it means less people are suffering as victims.

“Nevertheless, we are committed to do all we can with partners and communities to reduce crime further and we know the dreadful impact of crime and anti-social behaviour on communities.

“This year we have also seen a large fall in violent crime which is very welcome. Anti-social behaviour has also reduced which is excellent news.”

Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed overall crime has reduced from 65,884 in 2010/11 to 61,483 in 2011/12 meaning there were more than 4,000 fewer victims this year compared to last.