FIGURES SHOW CRIME IS FALLING IN CASTLE

October 15, 2009 9:21 AM

Local residents can now report crime online at Northumbria Police's new website.

The new service is part of the force's 'policing pledge', which sets a series of key promises to residents.

Meanwhile, crime rates in Castle Ward have fallen 6.3% in the last year.

The level of crime is regarded as "average" when compared to the rest of the Northumbria force area.

Councillor Ian Graham said: "I am pleased crime is falling locally."

For more information check out www.northumbria.police.uk/your_neighbourhood/newcastle/Gosforth_and_Great_Park/index.asp