CRIME rates are being slashed in Dewsbury.
Police report reductions in robbery, commercial burglary and theft from cars.
From January 1 to June 30 this year, compared with the same period last year, house burglaries have dropped from 1,062 incidents to 634, robbery is down from 106 to 74, and commercial burglary has been reduced from 498 to 278.
Motorists will be reassured too. Theft from vehicles has been nearly halved from 1657 to 855, and the theft of vehicles is down from 759 to 561 for the same period.
Supt Marc Callaghan, Divisional Commander for Dewsbury, said: "The fall in crime is very encouraging. On average we have had far fewer crimes a day - resulting in 2,216 fewer victims this year compared to last."