Just released by the New Zealand Police:

The Southland Policing Area has continued to achieve positive results with an impressive 10.4% crime reduction for the 2011 calendar year and a 58.6% resolution rate.

The number of recorded offences dropped from 8,790 in 2010 to 7,874 in 2011.

Area Commander Inspector Lane Todd says the latest crime reductions continue to build on the positive results for the Southland community for the last three years. Together with this year’s reduction of 10.4% and the reduction of 12.2% in 2010, the reduction over the past two years has been 21.4%, or 2,100 less offences.

That’s great news.  You can read more here.