Government figures show recorded crime in Kapiti-Mana has dropped by 4.8 per cent in the past year.
And National list MP for Mana, Hekia Parata, says she’s is delighted with the new figures .
Annual crime statistics released yesterday show recorded crime across the Wellington District dropped 3.6 percent in the 2010/11 fiscal year.
The Wellington area alone experienced a 6.1 per cent reduction in crime, while Kapiti-Mana showed the 4.8 per cent decrease.
Statistics show that, in Kapiti-Mana, just over 8800 offences were recorded in the year to June 30 – nearly 450 fewer than for the previous 12 month period.
Public order offences dropped 13.4 per cent, burglaries fell 12.8 per cent and illicit drug offences were down 10.4 percent.
“This is great news for our community and reflects the hard work of our local police and our National Government’s commitment to reduce crime,’ Hekia Parata says.
“We’ve introduced tough new legislation, boosted police numbers, and given them new tools to deal with crime.”
“The drop in recorded crime shows the fight against crime is working.’’
Nationwide, recorded crime has continued to decrease, with recorded offences dropping by 5.8 percent to the lowest level in six years.