Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man recorded crime falls again

The level of recorded crime has fallen in the Isle of Man in the past year, but the number of public order offences has risen, new figures show.

Recorded crime fell by 2.4% during 2010 to 2011, the Department of Home Affairs said. It was already at a 30-year low.

The overall detection rate also rose, from 50.9% to 52.3%.

The department said its pro-active approach for certain alcohol-related crimes led to the 18.4% rise in the number of public order offences.

The number of domestic burglaries, domestic assaults and drug offences were all down.

'No room for complacency'

Home Affairs Minister Adrian Earnshaw said: "These statistics continue the positive trends witnessed in recent years and confirm the long-held belief the Isle of Man is one of the safest places to live in the British Isles.

He added: "While recorded crime is at its lowest level since the early 80s, there is certainly no room for complacency.

"Everybody has a part to play in helping to build on this latest set of excellent results to create an even safer environment."

Isle of Man Chief Constable Mike Langdon said: "We are investing more time and resources on crime reduction, focusing on the more prevalent offenders, the more vulnerable victims and "hot spot" locations.

"Strengthening our partnerships within the community will also help to address local issues at local level and contribute to the overall quality of life we enjoy in the island."

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