CRIME in South Warwickshire is down 5.4 per cent according to figures released by police today (Friday).
There were 358 fewer recorded criminal incidents in the six months between April and September, down from 6,631 in 2012, to 6,273 in 2013.
Domestic burglary is down 21.5 per cent, with 328 incidents this year compared to 418 last year.
However, only 16.2 per cent of these burglaries were solved, which is worse than last year when that figure was 17.2 per cent.
There were 44 incidents of robbery recorded in South Warwickshire over the last six months compared to 60 last year.
There were 539 recorded incidents of violence that injured the victim, 17 fewer than last year.
The most number of recorded crimes in South Warwickshire relate to anti-social behaviour.
Between April and September last year there were 4,538 incidents, compared to 4,477 this year, a 1.4 per cent decrease.
South Warwickshire Superintendent Debbie Tedds said: “What is particularly pleasing is the significant reduction in domestic burglaries with 90 less homes broken into and individuals directly affected.
“We work hard on focusing on those individuals who choose to cause the greatest harm to our communities.
“The reduction of violent crime and anti-social behaviour associated to alcohol will continue to be a key priority as we now move forward to the darker evenings with a number of events and policing activity planned.”
The figures for South Warwickshire are better than North Warwickshire, where crime is down, but only by 0.8 per cent.
There are also over 2,000 more recorded criminal incidents in the north of the county, where there was 8,596 incidents in the last six months.
In North Warwickshire, there also increases in domestic burglary, violence that injured the victim, and anti-social behaviour.
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