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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

MEDIA RELEASE: Crime falls 10.3% in Hutt Valley


National’s Rimutaka Candidate Lewis Holden is welcoming figures released today which show crime took another large drop in the Hutt Valley in 2013.

“Across the Wellington Police District, crime fell 9.9 per cent in 2013. In the Hutt Valley, the drop was even greater at 10.3 per cent,” says Mr Holden.

Today’s figures add to a trend of falling crime under National, following a 10.2 per cent drop in the valley in 2012.

“It is particularly encouraging to see drug crimes across the Wellington region more than halve last year.

“Nationally, recorded crime is down 20.2 per cent. This is the fourth successive year crime has fallen.

“These results are great news for our communities here, and around New Zealand. They reflect the hard work of our local Police, as well as National’s commitment to tackling crime.

“The Government is well on its way to reaching a target of 45,000 fewer crimes in our communities every year from 2017.”

ENDS