Ballymoney and Moyle crime low

Recorded crime figures are down across Ballymoney and Moyle according to the latest annual crime statistics just released by the PSNI.

Indeed all of the five council areas in H District are showing their lowest level of crime in 15 years with increasing levels of crime being detected and resolved to victims’ 

The number of crimes recorded from April 2012 to March 2013 has decreased by over 1000 or a reduction of 9.8% against the same period last year.

This has come across nearly all major categories of crime; most notably 239 less victims of violent crime, a 35% reduction in robbery, a near 25% reduction in burglary and an encouraging reduction in anti social behaviour.

This reduction was the highest of all the eight police Districts and H District Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Noble said: “I am very pleased that reported crime has fallen to 15 year lows over the last year. Much of this is down to the hard work of police officers and staff during last year with a particular focus on the prevention of crime and intelligence led proactive policing.

“It is also testament to the trust local communities have in us as they report crime and provide information that every police service is reliant upon to prevent and detect crime. “