By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 10 October 2013 Updated: 11/10 09:52
Figures released this week show there were 706 incidents between April and September, compared to 828 in the same period last year - a drop of almost 15 per cent.
As a whole, the West Mercia force - which includes Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire - has seen a 13.9 drop in incidents while over the border in Warwickshire there has been an increase of 1.2 per cent in reported incidents.
Det Ch Insp Jason Wells, who co-ordinates measures to tackle violent crime across both forces, said: "Reducing violent incidents, especially those causing injury, will continue to be a priority for the police and our partners. These crimes cause immeasurable distress to victims and impact heavily on the wellbeing of our local communities.
"Nearly 50 per cent of violent incidents are alcohol-related and officers across our two forces have been working hard to reduce offences which impact on the night-time economy and on people wishing to enjoy a night out.
"Warwickshire and West Mercia are generally safe and nice areas in which to live and work. Extreme acts of violence are few and far between and it’s pleasing the total number of incidents resulting in injury is continuing to fall.
"However, the police and our partners - including the general public - want to see further improvements and to that end, we remain totally committed."
Anyone wishing to report an incident can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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