The number of crimes reported in Hertfordshire rose considerably over the last year.
There was a 15.9 per cent rise in reported crimes on the year before, although this has been attributed to improved recording procedures and increased victim confidence in reporting crimes such as domestic violence and historic sexual abuse.
However some crime types in Hertfordshire did in fact decrease, such as home burglaries which fell by 3.7 per cent.
Commenting on the figures, Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “We have placed great focus on the under reporting of crime during the past year, and encouraging victims to come forward.
“However, it is also important that within the overall picture we are able to spot emerging crime threats such as car crime and can focus resources on tackling them.
“At the same time we should recognise the success of police action in areas such as burglary.”
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