21st May 2010
Home insurance policyholders in Bedfordshire might see fewer claims
Home and contents insurance policyholders in Bedfordshire may have to make fewer claims since crime has fallen in the area.
Incidents have fallen by eight per cent compared to one year ago - a figure which includes a 16 per cent fall in the number of domestic burglaries.
"There is now less chance of [residents] becoming a victim of crime and I hope that people feel safer as a result," said committee chairman of Bedforshire Police Authority Martin Pantling.
Car insurance customers could be pleased to hear that theft of motors has dropped by 26 per cent and break-ins to such vehicles has fallen by 19 per cent.
Despite the positive results, Mr Pantling added he would now like to see officers go one step further and solve the lower number of crimes being committed.
News of this achievement comes after Chief Constable Gillian Parker announced she is leaving the force and that Deputy Chief Constable Martin Stuart would retire this year.
Posted by Mary Watts
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