Local MP Michael Gove has welcomed news that crime is falling. Crime recorded by the police in Surrey has fallen by 24 percent since 2010.
The latest figures from the independent Crime Survey of England and Wales show that crime across the country has fallen by more than a fifth in the same period.
In England and Wales this means that in the last year, compared with the year before this Government came to power, there were:
· More than 2.3 million fewer crimes.
· 160,000 fewer homes burgled.
· 290,000 fewer vehicle crimes.
· 413,000 fewer violent crimes.
· 962,000 fewer incidents of criminal damages.
Commenting, local MP Michael Gove said:
‘The Government is following an action plan to tackle crime and make Surrey Heath a safer place to live.
‘Crime has fallen by 24 percent in Surrey Heath thanks to our plan and the hard work of police officers.
‘This means families are safer and more secure – and Surrey Heath can enjoy a better, brighter future.’