Exmouth crime levels buck trend

EXMOUTH police say the town's crime levels are bucking the trend in the recession.

EXMOUTH police say the town's crime levels are bucking the trend in the recession.

Police statistics state crime - specifically burglaries - increase during times of an economic downturn.

Exmouth police say its records show this not to be the case.

Exmouth neighbourhood beat team leader sergeant Nick Southern said the number of offences being carried out in Exmouth was low.


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Last weekend crime was at a minimum, the police said.

Sergeant Nick Southern said: "I am not saying there hasn't been any crime in Exmouth, but from a neighbourhood beat team point of view, there were no crimes to allocate officers on Monday morning.

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"We have been told the recession will lead to an increase in crimes and burglaries, but we have not seen it.

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