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Crime in south Manchester has reduced by 11.4 per cent during the last year, equating to 1886 fewer victims.

The figures, which are from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 also show:

  • Burglary reduced by 8.1% with 181 fewer victims
  • Serious violent crime reduced by 20.1% with 32 victims
  • Vehicle crime reduced by 30.1% with 531 fewer victims
  • Robbery reduced by 16.4% with 71 fewer victims
  • Theft reduced by 5.9% with 206 fewer victims
  • Criminal damage reduced by 15.1% with 421 fewer victims
  • Antisocial behaviour reduced by 4.6% with 440 fewer victims

Chief Superintendent Rob Potts said: “During the last year we have been working hard to reduce crime and these figures prove that we have had some considerable success with this.

“Behind every statistic lies a real person and we never lose sight of this. One hundred and eighty one fewer burglaries mean 181 fewer people who have not had to go through the traumatic experience of having their personal possessions rifled through and this is the reason that we do the job that we do.

“Over the next 12 months we will continue to work with our partners to make south Manchester a safer place for law abiding residents to live and a harder place for criminals to commit crime.”

To report crime, call the new non-emergency number, 101. You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.

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