Crime in Jersey at 10 year low
Figures out today show 500 fewer crimes were committed in 2011 than in 2010 - a 12% drop.
Police Chief, Mike Bowron, says he wants to build on this success and has outlined his plans for this year in the 2012 States of Jersey Policing Plan.
They include Operation Visible - aimed at combating violence in St Helier's streets, pubs and clubs and Operation Hornet, which will tackle burglars.
Their four main commitments will be:
Visible, responsive community policing
Protecting the community from harm
Bring offenders to justice
Provide value for money
Jersey Police say that Operation Visible has seen a fall of nearly 30% in incidents of violence in St Helier’s streets, pubs and clubs.
They say the success of the Town Policing Unit has contributed to a notable fall in shoplifting, public nuisance and cycling through pedestrianised areas, and has been warmly welcomed by the town traders and businesses.
Chief of Police Mike Bowron said: "The lowest overall crime figure for a decade is something to be extremely proud of and I hope the people of Jersey, and those who visit, will be reassured at our commitment to protecting and serving our communities."