Figures show dramatic fall in recorded crime

Joseph Bulmer

Police pleased with positive outcome

REPORTED crime in the South Molton area has fallen by 55 per cent since 2004, police revealed today.

Crime figures for 2010 in both the town and rural sectors continued to follow the trend of falling year on year.

PC Graham James, neighbourhood beat manager for the town, said: “I am delighted with the fact that crime has once again been significantly reduced over this period.

“It is very pleasing to see that all our efforts as a team of staff and officers at South Molton has ended up with such a positive outcome.

“We are, of course, determined to keep working hard as a team and are committed top further reducing this figure if at all possible.”