Cambridgeshire crime drops by 10%

Crime has dropped by 10% in the past year in Cambridgeshire, according to Home Office statistics.

The figures, for 12 months to September 2011, revealed the county's force to be one of five in the country to have recorded a drop of 10% or more.

Robberies in Cambridgeshire fell by 34% - a result described by a police spokesman as "particularly dramatic".

There was a 38% increase in the number of drug offences - but police put that down to the force's "tough approach".

Nationally, the figures showed a 4% decrease in reported crime.

Chief Constable Simon Parr said the overall crime reduction represented 6,000 fewer victims in Cambridgeshire.

Other forces to have recorded similar levels of crime reduction were Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Thames Valley and Gwent.

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