MP applauds drop in crime
Waikato MP Lindsay Tisch is pleased by new figures showing recorded crime in the Waikato District dropped three per cent per head of population in 2010.
‘‘ National is committed to taking action on violent crime and making our local communities safer. We’re backing our police and support them in their work,’’ Mr Tisch said.
‘‘We’ve introduced tough new legislation, boosted police numbers and given them new tools to deal with crime.
‘‘It’s great to see National’s commitment and the hard work of our police making such a positive difference in Waikato.
‘‘I’d like to commend Waikato District Commander, Superintendent Win Van Der Veldeand, his staff for their dedication and hard work in keeping our community safe.’’
Of all recorded crime in the district in 2010, the theft and related offences division recorded the highest per centage (31.7 per cent of the total) followed by unlawful entry with intent/ burglary/ break and enter ( 15.2 per cent).
‘‘While we’re pleased to see a drop in recorded crime, our crime rate is still too high. National will continue to work with police to bring criminals to justice, address the drivers of crime, and send a clear signal that crime won’t be tolerated.’’
Full statistics can be found on http://www.police.govt.nz/service/ statistics/