LATEST Home Office figures show recorded crime fell by 6% across the county.
The number of robberies in Cheshire has significantly fallen, out performing the North West regional reduction of 20% by 7%.
Burglaries to Cheshire homes have fallen by 15% and Cheshire police have targeted prolific offenders who see burglary as a victimless crime.
In addition, officers and staff have been keen to work with residents and social landlords to ensure home safety is top of their agenda under the Safer Homes approach.
The Home Office figures show that criminal damage identified during community meetings as being of a particular concern to Cheshire residents has fallen, decreasing by 18% in the 12 months up to December 2010.
Cheshire Constabulary continues to work closely with other public service agencies and the voluntary sector to tackle anti-social behaviour and latest figures from the British Crime Survey show anti-social behaviour is now less of a concern to residents in Cheshire than elsewhere in the North West region and in England and Wales as a whole.
The latest figures show 10% of residents perceive there to be a high level of anti-social behaviour in Cheshire, compared to 12% in the North West region as a whole and 14% in England and Wales.
Assistant Chief Constable Phil Thompson said: “I hope members of the public will be reassured by today’s figures with fewer victims of crime and less violence against people and their homes.
“The figures show we are making the right decisions and I hope local people will support us as we move forward with the changes we are making to policing in Cheshire.
“I want to reassure local communities that we will continue our efforts to bring down crime by targeting those individuals who strike fear into the heart of our communities.
“Working with our partners and others who want to get involved in problem solving in communities is key to the reductions we are achieving.
“The latest figures provide a snapshot both nationally and regionally up to December last year and whilst we have seen reductions in most areas we still have work to do to address sexual and drug offences, both of which rose during this period.
“Alcohol and drug use pose particular challenges with both offenders and victims being influenced by their effects. Alcohol in particular is a British wide social problem and one the police can not solve alone.
“My officers and staff regularly deal with the impact of both alcohol and drugs on people’s lives. They are called on time and time again to react to the impact of drugs and alcohol on people’s behaviour.
“Drinking alcohol is not against the law, yet its impact manifests itself in most of the crime categories included in the Home Office report.
“It has an influence on sexual offences as young men and women put themselves in vulnerable situations where alcohol clouds their judgment of the situation. Fighting on the streets often occurs when one or other of the people involved has had a drink.
“Domestic abuse in the home often occurs when one or both partners have been drinking and then there is the drink or drug driver whose choices when under the influence can have fatal consequences.
“We all need to play our part to make our communities as safe as possible. The Constabulary will continue its focus on ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ face of alcohol, targeting prolific offenders and enforcing the law.
“As the warmer weather and May bank holidays approach I hope everyone who lives, works or socialises in Cheshire plays their part and when the Home Office crime figures are released in July we see a continuing fall in the number of crimes being reported in Cheshire.”