Bridgend has the third-biggest decrease in violent crime in the UK
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New figures show that since 2019, Bridgend has seen a 10.6% reduction in violent crime, equating to 466 fewer crimes. This is the 3rd fastest falling rates across the country.
Chief Inspector Anthony Moyle said:
"This is down to the outstanding commitment of our workforce and the effectiveness of our patrol strategies in significantly reducing crime rates.
"We remain dedicated to maintaining Bridgend and all areas within the force and thriving communities. These figures are certainly encouraging and will undoubtedly be welcomed by the local community.
"The decline in violent crime can be directly attributed to the unwavering focus of our dedicated workforce, made possible through enhanced and targeted patrols of our town centre and Night Time Economy.
"Additionally, we are pleased to acknowledge the positive impact of the secured funding for safer streets. Notably, the Morfa ward stands as a prime example of this improvement, with a remarkable 43.8% decrease in violent crime, coupled with significant drops in public order offences and drug possession.
"We want to convey a simple yet impactful message: our unwavering dedication to ensuring community safety will persist. Our tireless efforts will continue to foster safe environments where people feel secure and confident."