This is a message from Alan Hardacre at the Neighbourhood Watch office Bearland, Gloucester for Neighbourhood Watch and Paws on Patrol members:
At the end of the Policing year, crime in Gloucester has again year on year dropped to a new low. Overall crime has dropped by 290 offences representing a 3% reduction. Domestic burglary reduced by 9 offences and non-domestic burglary by 110 offences, therefore burglary is down 8%.
Theft was slightly up by less than 1% and Criminal Damage was down by 4%.
These are again good results and thanks must go to you all for playing your small part in helping to reduce crime in Gloucester and make it a safer place to live. Please keep up the good work and motivate your neighbours to play their part. There are still too many offences committed involving insecure houses, garages, sheds and cars.