Published: October 11, 2012
Crime falls by 20 per cent in Burnham-On-Sea as burglaries halve

House burglaries in Burnham-On-Sea have fallen by 50 per cent and overall crime is down by a fifth, according to new figures out this week.

Burnham Police announced the statistics during a community meeting in the town last night (Wednesday, October 10th).

Sgt Ian Kennett from Burnham Police said: "I am pleased to report that crime over the past six months is 20 per cent lower than a year ago."

"The reduction is partly down to excellent information from the community which has helped us to reduce drug dealing and related crime."

He said there had also been a 50 per cent reduction in house burglaries and violent crime has also fallen.

"Burnham has seen a considerable drop in violent crime, brought about by police targeting those people who caused the most problems in the community."

The positive figures were welcomed by residents at the meeting in the Town Council Chambers.

They also selected the top priorities for Burnham Police over the next three months.

Tackling late night anti-social driving issues in Burnham's Morrisons Car Park, featured here, was chosen as the top priority.

Drug dealing was in second place and speeding along Berrow Road, between the Community Centre and Stoddens Road, was the third most popular priority assigned to police.

Pictured: Top, Sgt Kennett during Wednesday night's police community meeting in Burnham and, above, residents with a flipchart used to record the votes for each of the priorities


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