Recorded crime down five per cent in Southland

Invercargill news
Thursday, October 2, 2014

I’m pleased to be able to congratulate Southland district commander Inspector Lane Todd and his staff for the reduction in overall crime in the region in the 2013/14 year.

Southland’s latest annual crime statistics show recorded crime has dropped five per cent in the past fiscal year.

Our Police work hard to keep our local communities safe, and these results reflect that hard work.  They also show National’s commitment to tackling crime is working.

National has increased Police foot patrols, introduced Neighbourhood Policing Teams, put more cops on New Zealand streets, and introduced new technologies to save Police time.

The new National Command and Co-ordination Centre at Police National Headquarters and the 12 District Command Centres are giving Police real-time information about what is happening in our communities.  This is helping put Police in the right place at the right time to prevent crime.

The National Government will continue to ensure our frontline Police have the resources to be able to spend more time on the streets preventing crime, and building safer communities.