Crime has fallen for a second year in a row in Chipperfield.

A total of 38 crimes were recorded in the village in 2013 and included a notable drop in thefts from motor vehicles.

14 thefts from motor vehicles were recorded in 2012, but this has fallen to seven in 2013.

However, two motor vehicles have been stolen this year, despite none recorded in 2012.

Burglary has remained the same, with six crimes being recorded in 2012 and 2013.

Criminal damage has also slightly increased, from four to seven. 

41 crimes were recorded in 2012.