Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has welcomed news that traditionally-measured crime* has continued to fall and remains at historically low levels, according to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales.

Commenting, Stewart Jackson MP said:

‘These figures show that Police reform is working.  Crimes that we traditionally measure have fallen, and we are seeing over 370,000 fewer violent crimes a year.

‘Crime is changing and what these statistics show us is that the way we measure crime needs to change too so that we can continue to protect families in communities here in Peterborough.

‘In Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which covers Peterborough, crime recorded by the police has fallen by 10% since 2010. This is good news for local residents, making our community a safer place to live, work and raise a family.’

* Traditionally-measured crimes do not include fraud and computer misuse offences – which were added to the Crime Survey for England and Wales in October 2015 and for which today’s figures represent the first full year of data. As the ONS has made clear  ‘it will be another year before a comparable time series is available’ for these offences.

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