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Crime falls for third consecutive month

Monday 6 December 2021

Reported crime during October fell 11% compared to the previous month, whilst the annual figure saw a similar fall.

A total of 211 crimes were reported in October, compared to 239 in September and 253 in August.

In the 12 months to October there were 2382 reported crimes, whilst the previous 12 months to October 2020 saw 2694.

Whilst overall crime is falling, October saw a jump in vehicle crime, with 21 reports - the highest in over 2 years.

The largest crime category is Violence and Sexual Offences (64 reports or 30%), followed by Anti-social behaviour (55 reports or 26%).

In the run up to Christmas, officers across East Herts will be carrying out 24 days of action to target criminals and help keep people safe.  Operation Advent  will see officers from all four of the district’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams conduct various activities.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Collins said: "Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers are dedicated to ensuring that East Herts is a safe place to live, work and visit all year round.

"Operation Advent intends to 'open the door’' each day on just some of the varied policing activities that these local officers get involved with."

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