Crime in Cumbria has been cut by more than eight percent as officers and staff help produce some of the best results ever recorded.

The Cumbria Constabulary’s ceaseless efforts have significantly reduced community concerns over burglary, violence, public disorder, and property damage.

Arrests have increased, as have stop-searches and outcomes that resulted in charges.

Among the results are 96.5 percent of 999 emergency calls answered within ten seconds and conviction rates in domestic abuse cases greater than the national average.

The conviction rate for cases involving violence against women was the third best in the country.

These figures result from strategic measures implemented over the last year and a half, which have decidedly lifted the quality of public service.

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Key initiatives include launching a rural crime team, expanding the community beat officers, creating a dedicated road police unit as part of a commitment to making Cumbria’s roads safer, and restructuring the force to enhance aspects like response times.

Chief constable Rob Carden said: "Cumbria is currently one of the top performing forces in the country and this is due to the hard work and professionalism of our officers and staff who are doing their utmost to deliver an outstanding policing service to keep Cumbria safe."

He thanked both the public for their cooperation and the personnel for their commitment and tireless efforts.

Speaking of the recent achievements, he added: "The most important result in this is that the public of Cumbria are receiving a continually improving service, meaning more suspects are being arrested and crime is going down."

Peter McCall, Cumbria’s police, fire and crime commissioner, expressed his satisfaction with the reduced crime rates due to enhanced policing resources.

He said: "Cumbria has consistently been one of the safest counties to live in across England and Wales and we are determined to keep it that way."

Mr McCall was grateful to the chief constable, police officers and staff for their hard work in achieving these results, encouraging the public to keep reporting any crimes they witness.