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'Crime down across county'.

CRIME and anti-social behaviour is down in Caerphilly county, according to latest figures.

Findings from the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership (SCCSP) Strategic Assessment, considered by local authority members recently, showed excellent results including "impressive" reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour.

The overall crime rate has fallen by 16% and anti-social behaviour is down by 35% since last year.

Councillor David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, said: "The progress achieved by the SCCSP to date has been impressive, with significant reductions across the board in terms of crime, anti-social behaviour, road accidents and deliberate fires."

Coun Poole said there were a number of contributing factors to current community problems with areas of concern being identified and tackled under the strategic assessment.

Partnership Inspector for Caerphilly Local Policing Unit, Kevin Childs, said: "The scale of the reductions is clearly apparent when you consider that this year we have seen 3,494 (-25%) fewer victims of crime and 9,970 (-49%) fewer victims of anti-social behaviour, compared to 2008."
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 19, 2012
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