Town crime level is down on last year’s

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A TOWN’S crime level has more than halved compared to last year, thanks to its “first-class neighbourhood policing.”

Between Friday, June 10, and Friday, June 17, last year, there were 44 crimes reported to Berkhamsted police.

This year, the figure was just 16, and four of these turned out not to be crimes at all.

Town sergeant Peter Huffer said: “The safer neighbourhood teams are now giving a better spread of cover from 8am to midnight, seven days a week.

“There has been an increase in the availability of uniformed officers.”

He said “first-class neighbourhood policing” had helped lessen crime in the town.

Town PC Mark Procter added that police hold monthly surgeries at Berkhamsted Civic Centre, where the public can discuss crime issues with them.

The next is on Wednesday, June 29, between noon and 1pm. After that, there will be one on Monday, July 25, between midday and 1pm.