Crime statistics for the year so far in Diss revealed

Overnight police patrols are being stepped up

Overnight police patrols are being stepped up

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The crime statistics for the first four months of the year were revealed at the recent Diss Town Council Annual Parish Meeting.

Inspector Mike Austin, of Diss Police Station, told those present the town “continues to be a low crime area” and “high visibility policing remains a priority for local officers.”

Local officers continue to focus on areas of threat, risk, and harm to the community which includes proactively disrupting and investigating those we believe to be committing crime or those that have the potential to do so

The figures, from January 1 to May 1, were obtained from the new police crime system.

It claimed that in Diss during that period there were:

- Four dwelling burglaries

- 11 non-dwelling burglaries

- 12 instances of criminal damage

- Three thefts from motor vehicle

- One theft of motor vehicle

- 23 violent crimes

The report read: “We continue to see good progress in the reduction of what the PCC has deemed to be priority crime with significant reductions in the number of dwelling burglaries, thefts from motor vehicles and non-dwelling burglaries when compared against previous years.

“South Norfolk Policing Command continues to be a high performing command. Local officers continue to focus on areas of threat, risk, and harm to the community which includes proactively disrupting and investigating those we believe to be committing crime or those that have the potential to do so.”

Elsewhere in the report, it was claimed local engagement is “going very well” with the police stand in the market on Friday’s being visited by a “significant number” of residents and those visiting Diss, and will continue to operate on a monthly basis.

The report said police continue to work hard to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town, and Norfolk continues to form a closer relationship to their Suffolk counterparts with the introduction of a number of joint IT solutions.