Crime figures praise
11:06am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
POLICING in the Amman Valley has been transformed over the past decade, councillors have claimed.
The latest meeting of Cwmaman Town Council was told that of the 12 crimes reported to police during the month of February, nine had been successfully detected.
PCSO Hannah Jones told members that the figures – particularly those involving criminal damage and domestic violence – had been unusually lowgiven that both tended to rise dramatically during the Six Nations tournament.
She also said she was delighted to report that the area had suffered no burglaries whatsoever during the previous month.
Responding to the figures, Councillor Mal Walker said: “Things are really looking good at the moment.
“These figures are absolutely brilliant compared towhat they were just ten or 15 years ago.
“Crime levels in the valley have been transformed and it is down to the fact that there are bobbies on the beat.
“Officers such as Hannah and PC Steve Morris are seen everywhere and people - especially the youngsters - knowtheir names and that they can speak to them.”
PCSO Jones said: “Neighbourhood policing certainly plays a big part, not just in our ability to detect and prevent crime but also in people’s willingness to report it and provide information.
“These figures are really due to the helpwenowreceive fromthe public.”
During the month of February there were three reports of violent crimes, two thefts, three drugs offences and four reports of criminal damage.
“The figures are excellent,” said PCSO Jones