Crime falls by 1,400 offences in Gateshead
Dated: 05 Apr 2012
Crime in Gateshead has been reduced by 13.2% down from 10,691 to 9,280 over the last year which means 1,411 fewer victims of crime. The detection rate has also increased up from 45% last year to 47.4%.
Chief Superintendent Neil Adamson, of Gateshead Area Command, said: "We have seen a substantial fall in crime over the last 12 months which means Gateshead continues to be a safe place for residents and visitors to enjoy.
"This reduction has been achieved through the hard work and determined efforts of staff across the borough. We have been listening to our communities and tackling the types of crime which we know people are concerned about. We have also been working with our partner agencies, including Gateshead Council, to achieve these reductions."