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RAPF reports reduction in crime

 THE VALLEY, Anguilla, The Royal Anguilla Police Force is reporting a reduction in crime for the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year ago.

Overall the number of actual crime has reduced by 22% (down from 218 to 171 crimes in the period). While those brought to justice has more than doubled – up to 52%, says a release from the force.

Figures for serious crime remain roughly the same, there was an encouraging increase in seizures of firearms and ammunition reflecting the priority the RAPF places on addressing the problem of guns, and the professionalism of their investigations.

The figures also show an increase in the number of sexual offences which in significant part demonstrates a greater willingness of victims to report (in itself a good sign) and our efforts in child safeguarding, the report added.

 Commissioner of Police Paul Morrison has expressed heartfelt thanks to all the officers and staff of the RAPF for their dedication and hard work, noting that crime reduction requires an overall team effort. He  also express thanks to the people of Anguilla for their continued support in the fight against crime. 

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