Devon and Cornwall crime figures show 6% reduction
Crime has fallen by almost 6% in Devon and Cornwall in the past year and 30% in the past five years, according to figures released by police.
There was an 8% rise in sexual offences which the force said was down to work they had done to encourage more victims to come forward.
Drug crimes increased by a similar amount which it said reflected the work it had done to target offenders.
Vehicle crime has fallen by 14% and domestic burglaries by 2%.
Chief Constable Stephen Otter said: "We want to reassure those who live and work in our area that crime is falling and that they can be confident we are delivering a very effective police service."
The figures show 87% of people were very satisfied or fairly satisfied with their experience with the force.