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New figures show crime is down in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
The streets of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are getting safer according to new crime statistics out today.
They show that overall crime in the area has fallen 9% compared to the previous year.
This is equates to 2,282 fewer victims of crime. Once again there have been notable reductions in key areas such as violent crime, dwelling burglaries, and a criminal damage with over 1,500 fewer offences.
• Violent crime down by 9.7 % (510 fewer victims);
• Theft of motor vehicles fell by 9.2% (86 fewer offences)
• Robbery down by 19.8 % (23 fewer offences);
• House burglary fell by 5.7 % (68 fewer victims);
• Criminal damage offences reduced by 19.7%, with over a thousand fewer offences;
However there was a slight increase of 1.8% in thefts from motor vehicles with 28 more offences.
Superintendent Phil Davies, head of operational policing in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, said: "The residents across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot should be very much heartened by this good news that crime is continuing to fall”
" I am delighted to see that the crimes which can impact most on peoples lives and can sometimes have a devastating effect such as violence dwelling burglaries and theft of motor vehicles have seen significant reductions”
"Despite there being a slight increase in the theft from motor vehicles, we will be taking steps to rectify this "
"We will be continuing to work closely with our partners Safer Swansea and Safer Neath Port Talbot who also play a key role in reducing crime across the area”
Incidents of anti-social behaviour remain high on our agenda and this will continue to one of our operational priorities in the coming weeks and months.
Supt Davies added: "Although these figures are very encouraging we cannot afford to be complacent, there is still much work to be done in order to further reduce crime, and to ensure that people feel safe in their communities”