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Burglaries in Three Rivers sees dramatic decrease despite small rise in Croxley Green

 Published on: 30th April 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Crime in Croxley Green is on a decrease despite seeing a small increase in burglaries.

PCSO Steven Jacob spoke at Croxley Green’s annual parish council meeting to relay what the local force has done over the past year. 

He said that burglaries had increased by three to 40 compared to 2018 figures – which works out at three incidents a month.

PCSO Jacob added that this is very low compared to larger areas such as near by Watford.

Due to the burglaries he is looking to see more people sign up to OWL in areas that were targeted in the last 12 months. 

They include; Windmill Drive, Watford Road, Copthorne Road, Links Way, Sherborne Way and Winton Drive. 

Hertfordshire Police recently revealed that residential burglaries in the Three Rivers has decreased by 20.4 per cent. 

New statistics show that between April 2018 and March this year, Hertfordshire Police has recorded 63 fewer residential burglaries across the district at 246 compared with the previous year’s figure of 309.

Detective Inspector Mike Hanson, from the Three Rivers Local Crime Unit, said: “There are many reasons for this reduction, however I believe one of the key factors is the improved collaboration with our colleagues in neighbouring forces to tackle cross-border criminality. This stops offenders coming into Hertfordshire to commit crime and has resulted in a number of significant arrests.

“I am pleased with this reduction, but I am not complacent. One burglary is one too many and my team is always working hard to drive down the number of offences. Further targeted operations are planned for the next 12 months and these will make it more difficult for offenders to commit crime in our county.”

PCSO Jacob has been patrolling Croxley Green for 14 years and is expecting to be joined by a second officer in June.

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