falls by 20 per cent in Burnham-On-Sea as burglaries halve
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.
Police announced the statistics during a community meeting in
the town last night (Wednesday, October 10th).
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."
reduction is partly down to excellent information from the community
which has helped us to reduce drug dealing and related crime."
said there had also been a 50 per cent reduction in house burglaries
and violent crime has also fallen.
has seen a considerable drop in violent crime, brought about by
police targeting those people who caused the most problems in
positive figures were welcomed by residents at the meeting in
the Town Council Chambers.
also selected the top priorities for Burnham Police over the next
late night anti-social driving issues in Burnham's Morrisons Car
here, was chosen as the top priority.
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.
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