The overall fall of eight per cent was higher than the regional average, which was a decline of six per cent.

Other figures published on the same day, the results of the Crime Survey of England and Wales—a different measure to recorded crime, show a countrywide fall in crime of ten per cent.

There were particularly high falls in violent crime (down 13 per cent) and household theft (down 19 per cent), but crime fell in almost every area looked at by the survey.

Mr Zahawi said: “I am delighted that we are seeing crime fall, not just here in Warwickshire but across the country. I’d like to congratulate the police on the fantastic job they do, everyone in Warwickshire Police should be rightly proud of this achievement.”