REPORTED crime in Burton has fallen according to new figures from Staffordshire Police.
Operations such as the town’s Nemesis raids, which saw 16 people charged with serious drug supply offences, aided a seven per cent reduction in crime across the county between April and December, compared to the same period in 2011.
Serious acquisitive crime also decreased, with robbery falling by 1.5 per cent.
Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, of Staffordshire Police said the new figures were a testament to the ongoing good work by police officers and staff, Police Community Support Officers, community safety partners, Specials and other volunteers.
He said: “We’re working more closely than ever before with partner agencies to ensure local communities are safe and reassured.
“Our officers are also working hard to deal with the issues that matter most to local communities. This was displayed recently in Burton through our Operation Nemesis raids which saw 16 people charged with serious drug supply offences.
“We’re also involved in ground-breaking projects to reduce crime such as the Integrated Offender Management scheme with the Probation Service. This is helping criminals address their behaviour and prevent repeat offending, benefiting communities as a result.”
“These figures reflect our ongoing determination that local communities in Staffordshire remain safe places to live and work.”
He also said that the drive to combat burglary, car crime and robbery through Operation Impact had paid dividends and urged residents to help by reducing the number of opportunities for criminals.
The research also showed that violent crime with injury had risen by 0.2 per cent.