Councillor Jayne Chapman

The Essex Police have released their figures this week. It was not good reading for Essex but Nationally statistics were down across the Country. Recorded crime in Essex was 10.9 per cent up over the last 5years. 12.9 per cent up over the last year.

Nationally the figures were 3.4 per cent down.

Officers in Essex fell from 3600 to 2800.