Crime down but burglary rates rocket

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CRIME in Morecambe is down almost two per cent compared with last year.

However, burglary is on the increase, with house burglaries up 12 per cent, and burglaries other than in a dwelling, such as in commercial properties or pubs, up nearly 40 per cent.

Presenting the year-end figures to Morecambe Town Council, Sgt Lindsay Brown, said: “These figures come at a time when Lancashire is at a 30-year low for burglaries.

“But the figures are quite disappointing so we will be focusing on them.”

See The Visitor (27-04-11) for full story.