Force reports annual drop in crimes

DERBYSHIRE Constabulary has reported a drop in crime for the ninth year in a row.

Figures released this week suggest the chances of being a victim of crime are now at the lowest level ‘for a generation’, a spokesperson for the force said.

Overall crime has reduced from 65,884 last year to 61,483 in the 2011 to 2012 figures. Chief Constable Mick Creedon said it was a ‘fantastic achievement’, adding: “Every year we see crime reduce it means less people are suffering as victims.”