Rocky road for the police

IT SEEMS rather odd that we read all these articles recently saying that crime has dropped significantly in Gwent. Yet a large number of people you speak to in and around Gwent will tell you that in most areas crime has actually increased, particularly murder, burglary, violence, drugs and theft from cars.

Could it be possible, as has been claimed by some people, that the crime figures are being manipulated, and to such an extent that the statistics declared are what they want the people of Gwent to believe, and not what actually happens? Perhaps an independent police commissioner in Gwent cannot come soon enough. It is very worrying for all, that the fabric of our society seems to be crumbling, particularly in the institutions like the police, who at one time were held in high esteem and trust. Honesty is no longer the hallmark of our society, and it saddens me to think that Gwent Constabulary are travelling down a very rocky and uncertain road.

D.J. Pritchard, Rowan Way, Newport

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7:02pm Wed 31 Oct 12

DAZ4160 says...

rowan i thought exactly the same.now i know several from within my own area to whome has had items stolen or vandalised but due to past experiences no longer bother to report to the police because it is quite simply a waste of time.unfortunately we will never know the truth but the figures must surely be manipulated in one way or another. perhaps solved crimes are no longer included in the stats.
rowan i thought exactly the same.now i know several from within my own area to whome has had items stolen or vandalised but due to past experiences no longer bother to report to the police because it is quite simply a waste of time.unfortunately we will never know the truth but the figures must surely be manipulated in one way or another. perhaps solved crimes are no longer included in the stats. DAZ4160
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