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Crime in the island is down

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GUERNSEY POLICE have reported a 14% reduction in criminal damage last year compared to 2011.

GUERNSEY POLICE have reported a 14% reduction in criminal damage last year compared to 2011.

Statistics in the force's 2012 annual report also revealed that there was an 8% fall in all reported crime – down from 2,094 in 2011 to 1,928 last year.

There was also an improvement in the overall crime detection rate, up from 35% to 50%.

Domestic burglary fell by 22% and reported assault cases by 7%.

'The improvement is obviously very pleasing, especially as it means that there were approximately 160 fewer victims of crime in 2012 compared to the previous year,' chief officer of police Patrick Rice, pictured, said.

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