Police toast crackdown success

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A MONTH-long police crackdown on burglary, theft and robbery resulted in a 20 per cent drop in crime compared to last year, according to Derbyshire Police.

Operation Rocky ran throughout November and was set up to tackle those involved in serious acquisitive offences, including burglaries and car crime.

There were 260 incidents reported across Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and Amber Valley compared to 330 over the same period the year before.

Anti-social behaviour fell by three per cent in the same period, with 1,820 reported down from 1,882 last year.

As part of the operation officers targeted cross-border criminals, cracked down on drugs and carried out burglary awareness and prevention initiatives.