CRIME rates in Tendring have fallen in the last year, police bosses have confirmed.

Throughout 2023, there were more than 1,700 fewer crimes record in Tendring, Essex Police says.

Violent, sexual, and domestic offences all decreased, while there was also fewer burglaries and incidents of criminal damage.

There was a 46 per cent drop in anti-social behaviour, with nearly 1,000 fewer incidents reported. 

Police officers also solved nearly 130 more crimes.

Chief Inspector Ella Latham, district commander for Tendring, said: “We’re working hard to keep our communities safe – and that hard work is paying off."

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Chief Inspector Latham, added: “Crime has fallen more here and we’re solving more than the force average, while anti-social behaviour has almost halved.

“This is testament to the hard work my officers are doing every day and the work we’re doing with our partners.

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“The community policing team have targeted a number of prolific offenders over the last year of which have received CBOs and lengthy custodial sentences through the courts

“But we’re not complacent, we know there’s still more we can do.

“In 2024 we will be aiming to be even more visible and looking to improve our response to incidents and victim care."