Police clampdown on prostitution, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour leads to lower crime in Bournemouth (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Police clampdown on prostitution, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour leads to lower crime in Bournemouth
1:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014 in News
POLICE operations to target prostitution, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour have led to lower crime levels in Bournemouth East, according to police.
December 2013 saw the fewest number of crimes in a month in five years at 334 compared with a peak of 580 in August 2009.
Figures covering April last year to date show an overall fall in crime of 10 per cent.
Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Weeks said: “I am encouraged by the latest crime statistics and believe this is due to the numerous initiatives taking place in the area to combat crime and anti-social behaviour. There is still work to be done and I am reminding residents to make sure they take some simple crime prevention steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”