POLICE FIGURES SHOW CRIME RATE IS FALLING LOCALLY

October 20, 2009 3:11 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 Woolsington Ward have fallen 2.8% in the last year.

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

Focus Editor James Kenyon said: "I am pleased crime is falling locally."

For more information check out http://www.northumbria.police.uk/your_neighbourhood/newcastle/Westerhope_and_Newburn/