Crime in Waterford city is being aggressively tackled by local police offers: that was the strong message spelled out to Waterford City Council’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC) earlier this week.
Addressing the JPC, Superintendent Chris Delaney said that the six per cent reduction in the reported volume of the crime in the city in 2010 exceeded Garda targets for the year by four per cent.
Set against 2009 figures, there were declines in the levels of burglaries, theft from shops, theft from vehicles, along with the theft of vehicles.
“We have a detection rate which compares well with other divisions,” said Supt Delaney, “and over 70 per cent of all crimes detected in Waterford are solved”.