Number of crimes falls after crackdown on anti-social behaviour

The number of crimes in Wealden fell to 4,585 between April and December last year compared with the same nine months the previous year when there were 4,933.

A report to Wealden Council’s Cabinet, which meets tomorrow (Wednesday), says some of the largest reductions have been in terms of crime and anti-social behaviour in Uckfield and Crowborough.

It says: “This follows on from Sussex Police focussing on burglary and car crime across the district between Crowborough and Polegate, and on tackling anti-social behaviour in Uckfield.”

Arrested

The report says several people were arrested and remanded for burglary and vehicle crime.

It continues: “The police have continued to engage and interact with a number of young people regarding anti-social behaviour issues with Operation Blitz carried out by weekend patrols at hotspot locations.

“With the assistance of the council and other partner agencies the police will continue to target anti-social behaviour, criminal damage as well as residential and commercial burglary.”

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