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The Association of Police Authorities welcomed figures* released today...
The Association of Police Authorities welcomed figures* released today

showing that crime remains stable, and that the risk of becoming a victim of crime remains at the lowest level for 25 years.

APA chairman Bob Jones said: 'It is encouraging that crime remains relatively stable, although several areas such as robbery and sexual offences have shown small percentage increases which police authorities will wish to monitor carefully. Becoming a victim of crime is a worry for many people, so to see this at the lowest level since British Crime Survey records began in 1981, is a very good sign.

'It is good news that domestic burglary continues to fall; police figures showed a small decrease and this has been reinforced by the British Crime Survey which shows a decrease of 11%, but we are concerned to see small but statistically significant increases for three of the seven British Crime Survey anti-social behaviour indicators. Police authorities will continue to work with police and our partners to target these areas and improve the service to protect our local communities from the blight of anti-social behaviour.'

* Home Office crime figures

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