Burglary in Newry, Mourne and Down decreases 15.3% but overall crime increases 3.1%

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Burglary in Newry, Mourne and Down has decreased by 15.3 percent, according to annual crime statistics released by PSNI. psni52Burglary fell by 137 incidents between 1st April, 2015 and 31st March, 2016, compared to the same period in the previous year, from 898 incidents to 761. A decrease in robbery was also noted as incidents fell from 40 in 2014/15 to 22 in 2015/15. Speaking to Newry Times, Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Paul Reid said, “While I am pleased to note decreases in these crime types I acknowledge that there has been an increase in crime overall with a 3.1 per cent increase. “Even one additional crime is one too many and we will continue to work hard to improve these figures over the coming year,” he insisted. “I am pleased to see a reduction in our antisocial behaviour incidents as this is an area which can have a devastating effect on the standard and quality of life in communities. ASB reduced from 4560 incidents in 2014/15 to 4,478 incidents in 2015/16. Article continues below:Newry-Times-Advert---400x400“The last year has been a challenging one for us, in terms of the nature and extent of the change programme that we have undertaken and in light of the impact of austerity upon the public sector. We will now use this statistical information to help inform our operational strategy for the year ahead. Superintendent Reid added, “I would like to ask the community for their continued support. Information and productive partnerships will help us to prevent, detect and deter crime and make Newry, Mourne and Down a safer more confident place for everyone.”

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