Carmarthenshire remains a low crime area - latest statistics show


Carmarthenshire remains a low crime area and the Community Safety Partnership is working hard to build on this success.
Crime levels have remained at similar levels compared to last year.
A slight increase of 0.1 per cent, amounting to 10 crimes, was seen in the April 2013– March 2014 period, giving a total of 7,480 reported incidents during the year.
Reductions have been seen in drug offences (down 19.2 per cent and 339, to 1,426), other burglaries (down 15.6 per cent with 53 fewer crimes to 287) and down two robberies to 10 over the period. A slight increase was seen in domestic burglary levels (up 4.5% to 209, an increase of nine), and other increases noted were in criminal damage (up 104 crimes and nine per cent to 1,264), vehicle crime (up 11.4 per cent, 45 crimes to 440) and violence against the person (up 214 crimes and 12 per cent to 1,999).
Anti-social behaviour incidents have continued to fall with 8,345 reported during the year, a reduction of 8.4 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The CSP’s action groups are actively tackling the priorities set out in the Local Service Board’s countywide Integrated Community Strategy.
These have included projects across the range of CSP priority areas:
  • Maintaining and striving to reduce further the levels of crime that are amongst the lowest in England and Wales
  • Improving the confidence of local communities that we are tackling the issues that matter most to them and impacting on crime levels
  • Reducing anti-social behaviour by working in partnership to tackle local problems
  • Reducing the incidences of alcohol-related violence
  • Reducing speeding and the number of road traffic accidents
  • Reducing drug and alcohol misuse
  • Safeguarding all people from abuse, victimisation, neglect and exploitation.
Carmarthenshire County Council executive board member for community safety Cllr Pam Palmer said: “We are very fortunate to live in one of the safest places in the United Kingdom with low crime rates. It is pleasing to see that this continued to be the case during the last year with the targeted efforts of our partners working together.”

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