Village celebrates low crime figures
A north Suffolk village has again found itself in the rare position of celebrating a place at rock bottom of a list of statistics.
Less than one crime a week was reported in Fressingfield during the most recent 12-month period of Suffolk Observatory figures.
The village boasted the same honour in 2011, but like the rest of Suffolk, has since seen an increase in crimes – from 31 to 49.
Garry Deeks, chairman of Fressingfield Parish Council, said: 'This is a caring place where people look out for each other.
'That spreads a sense of security among residents. In outlying parts of the village, particularly the farming community, there is quite a lot of networking.
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'If someone sees something suspicious, they communicate it to one another and the police. Some older people suffer fear of crime and we have been looking into the provision of a PCSO to ease those anxieties.'
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