Reducing crime in South Yorkshire ‘may be tough’

Andy Holt

Andy Holt

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Police chiefs in South Yorkshire have admitted it will be a ‘tough ask’ to continue reducing crime in South Yorkshire as Government funding cuts bite - but have vowed to keep up the fight.

Deputy Chief Constable Andy Holt spoke out after new figures showed there were 945 fewer crimes recorded between April 2013 and March 2014 compared with the previous 12 months.

Police officers on patrol

Police officers on patrol

House burglaries are down 12 per cent, with 7,264 broken into last year; vehicle crime dropped by six per cent to 11,558 and drug crimes fell by 10 per cent to 4,026.

 

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