Crime in Jersey falls to lowest level for 10 years

Crime in Jersey is at its lowest level for 10 years, police have said.

Jersey's Police Chief, Mike Bowron, said a combination of more daytime patrols and visits to pubs and clubs by police officers had led to the fall in crime.

There were just under 1,600 crimes reported in the first five months of the year.

That is 11% less than in the same period last year and a third less than in 2004.

The figures cover all types of crime, including violent offences which were down 20%.

The report said this was mirrored by the lowest number of people in 10 years needing emergency treatment because of assaults.

Mr Bowron said it was hard to pinpoint why crime figures, especially daytime ones, were down.

He said: "I do not think it is down to a lack of reporting, I think people in Jersey do report crimes.

"Hopefully it is associated with lots more licence visits during the night-time, more patrols during the day and consequently less crime."

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