Monthly crime stats for village show fall

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The number of crimes committed in Great Cornard fell by half last month compared to a year ago.

Pc Gavin Goldfinch told Great Cornard Parish Council on Monday that 24 crimes were committed in the village during September – compared to 48 in September 2012.

“At last month’s meeting, there was some concern about the number of violent crimes,” he said. “There were three this month which is significantly down.”

He told the meeting that most violent crimes were domestic violence cases.

“It is something that has been under reported before,” he said. “We have done a lot of work with victim care centres and it is more commonly reported now.”

Pc Goldfinch said officers were gearing up for Hallowe’en by warning shops about selling flour and eggs to youngsters.