Community Schemes

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A recent arrest of a man for stealing diesel from lorries has brought an end to a spate of fuel thefts in the Seaham area.

When he was taken into custody, the 21- year-old from Seaham confessed to a string of similar crimes. Since the arrest there has been a significant reduction in diesel thefts in the area.

You will be pleased to know that we are not just successful in stopping fuel thefts.

The most recent crime figures released show that in the year ending March 2012, the Seaham and Easington policing area continued to record low levels of crime and reductions in anti-social behaviour, which is down by a third.

This fantastic reduction is down to police and partners working closely with local communities to solve local problems.

These are challenging times with the recession, austerity measures being put in place and cut-backs in public spending all having an impact. Yet overall crime levels have not been significantly affected.

The Seaham area remains a safe place to live, work, shop and socialise. It has an effective policing team that is supported by a community that retains pride in belonging to this area.