Hampshire Police in top half of forces across the UK as latest crime figures released

Bournemouth Echo: Hampshire Police in top half of forces across the UK as latest crime figures released Hampshire Police in top half of forces across the UK as latest crime figures released

HAMPSHIRE Police is in the top half of forces across the UK in the latest crime figures, released by the Office for National Statistics.

Temporary head of Hampshire Constabulary’s Crime Standards Department, detective superintendent Robert Maker, said: “Hampshire and the Isle of Wight continue to be some of the safest counties of the country to live, work and visit.

“The integrity of crime statistics has recently come under scrutiny. However, we are confident that the strict audit and compliance procedures employed by Hampshire Constabulary provide reassurance that the recently released statistics on violent crime are a true reflection of our commitment to protect people from harm and our continued efforts to robustly deal with violent offenders.”

In addition the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded in the force area has increased slightly, which the force said was due to better crime detection rates and “a commitment to helping victims to be able to come forward”.

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1:30pm Thu 20 Feb 14

smhinto says...

The reason why the figures are so low is simply beacause the Police rarely arrest and convict anybody, despite the town being associated commonly with rapes, assaults, drunkeness, drug offences, robberies, muggings, fights and Christ knows what else.
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Perhaps the powers that be ought to read the Echo a little more often where such occurences are regularly highlighted.
The reason why the figures are so low is simply beacause the Police rarely arrest and convict anybody, despite the town being associated commonly with rapes, assaults, drunkeness, drug offences, robberies, muggings, fights and Christ knows what else. . Perhaps the powers that be ought to read the Echo a little more often where such occurences are regularly highlighted. smhinto

2:04pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Nice But Dim says...

What town are you referring to. Clearly not Bournemouth so tell us where
What town are you referring to. Clearly not Bournemouth so tell us where Nice But Dim

2:25pm Thu 20 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

All very nice, but unless I am mistake, Bournemouth is no longer in Hampshire so this is irrelevant!
All very nice, but unless I am mistake, Bournemouth is no longer in Hampshire so this is irrelevant! speedy231278

2:29pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Nice But Dim says...

My point exactly.
My point exactly. Nice But Dim

3:39pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Perihelion says...

Top half for what? Number of crimes committed? Number of crimes solved?
Oh dear, another poor reporting day.
Top half for what? Number of crimes committed? Number of crimes solved? Oh dear, another poor reporting day. Perihelion

4:19pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Chukki's uncle says...

smhinto wrote:
The reason why the figures are so low is simply beacause the Police rarely arrest and convict anybody, despite the town being associated commonly with rapes, assaults, drunkeness, drug offences, robberies, muggings, fights and Christ knows what else.
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Perhaps the powers that be ought to read the Echo a little more often where such occurences are regularly highlighted.
Doing your best to bash the local old bill I see, if you count Hampshire as local. Check the news and I think you will find that these sort of occurrences are not unique to us around here. If you think we have a problem you should try some of the darker side of some of our real big cities.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: The reason why the figures are so low is simply beacause the Police rarely arrest and convict anybody, despite the town being associated commonly with rapes, assaults, drunkeness, drug offences, robberies, muggings, fights and Christ knows what else. . Perhaps the powers that be ought to read the Echo a little more often where such occurences are regularly highlighted.[/p][/quote]Doing your best to bash the local old bill I see, if you count Hampshire as local. Check the news and I think you will find that these sort of occurrences are not unique to us around here. If you think we have a problem you should try some of the darker side of some of our real big cities. Chukki's uncle

5:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

master plan says...

Why the hell are you telling us about Hampshire we are in dorset?????
Better still why aren't you reporting about an EDL demo in poole yesterday???
Why the hell are you telling us about Hampshire we are in dorset????? Better still why aren't you reporting about an EDL demo in poole yesterday??? master plan

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