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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

"Who Can Believe Anything The Jersey Police Say?"

Crime in Jersey at ten year low



"Crime is bound to be low if you refuse to investigate it Mike!!!"

Crime figures in Jersey have dropped by a third in the last 10 years.

The figures have just been published in the island's annual police report.

The force says it is down to officers being more visible, town centre patrols and more inter-agency work.

Public confidence also seems to have gone up, but some say the statistics do not always represent reality.

Last year there were nearly 4,000 reported crimes in the island, a drop of 36% across the decade. Back in 2001, there were 6,235 cases.

Comparing 2011 to 2010, crime was also down 13% with offences against people and property seeing significant reductions.

But there was a 7% increase in drugs offences, with more than £700,000 illegal substances seized throughout the year.

The number of burglaries rose by 8% to 380 cases but it is still the third lowest number recorded in 10 years.

There was a slight increase in the number of violent assaults which were cases of domestic violence.

Robbery still remains a rare offence in Jersey with four recorded last year.

The force say high profile policing, including the establishment of the Town Policing Unit in St Helier and key initiatives to target prolific offenders have all played a crucial part in bringing down crime across the island.

Chief of Police Mike Bowron said: "The States of Jersey Police is a unique force and one whose skills and expertise has been developed to cater for the need of the island and its residents."

"Despite that drop below 4,000 crimes there is still much work to be done."

1 comment:

  1. Chief police officer Bowron.....your position and any credibility are at cannot say..we need Tazers to protect the cops from knife carrying bad minute then,say that trouble here is an urban myth.....or if what you say is tru...which is true and which is bullshit...for if all is well you definitely CAN NOT JUSTIFY TAZERING citizens or having them....cant be two ways...or your word means Zilch.