Reports of anti-social behaviour in Wealden have gone down by 28 per-cent in the first four months of this year.

That’s compared to the same period in 2017, according to new figures from Sussex police.

The statistics demonstrate crime reports overall falling by nine per-cent.

Vehicle crime is a fifth lower, and burglaries are 19 per-cent down.

Meanwhile, violent crime is also four per-cent down.

 

Inspector Jon Gross, leading the Wealden prevention team, said:

“It’s a welcome trend and one which we are committed to seeing continue.”

“Particularly pleasing is a drop in reports of anti-social behaviour.

“Some recent issues in Uckfield, though relatively low-level in nature, were impacting badly on some parts of the community.”

 

Police say both the Wealden Community Safety Partnership and Uckfield Town Council had been notably positive for their support.

Inspector Gross said:

“Policing such a large district is a considerable challenge, so it is always rewarding to see the team’s efforts contributing to a reduction in crime.

“However, we’re by no means complacent and will be continuing our efforts to keep people safe and feeling safe.”

Sussex police say the recent precept increases will be used to strengthen teams further.

Particularly to improve ways for people to contact officers and modernise they way they work.