Hawke's Bay Crime Rates increasing

Yet again, Police statistics show an increase in 8 of the 10 crime categories for June 2016 compared to June 2015. Despite what we are hearing, crime is not falling. What is going on?

Crime in Hawke’s Bay is on the increase 

Our local police force is working tirelessly to protect us. But they are being asked to do more with less. 

For the second month in the row the number of foot patrols (police on the beat) has fallen
by more than a third in Hawke’s Bay, which is the highest rate of any area in New Zealand.

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