Police report that crime is on the way down in St Helens - with more than 8,000 fewer victims of crime across the borough in the last 12 months, compared to 2006.
And officers say members of the public have played a vital role in helping to reduce the number of crime victims by 41 per cent in the last four years.
In 2005/06 there were 20,659 victims of crime in St Helens, a figure which dropped to 18,149, 15,274 and 13,798 in the following three years.
But in 2009/10 that figure had plummeted again to 12,193.
In a bid to drive down anti social behaviour, police in St Helens have also seized more than 3,700 bottles and cans of alcohol in the last 12 months.
This resulted in 1,337 fewer reports of anti social behaviour in the last year.
St Helens area commander, Chief Superintendent Chris Armitt, said: "These latest figures are testimony to the hard work of our officers, partners and the public throughout St Helens.
"We will continue to work closely with our communities to detect, deter and prevent crime and bring offenders to justice."
Thousands of people take a stand against crime each year by volunteering or providing information through Crimestoppers. Last year, nearly 6,000 were made to the Crimestoppers hotline - 0800 555 111 - across the region.
Chair of Merseyside Police Authority, Bill Weightman, added: "A further reduction in anti-social behaviour of over 10 per cent is great news. As a police authority it's our responsibility to ask local people what they think about policing and act on it, to set police targets and to measure police performance.
"Our communities told us that anti-social behaviour remained a problem and so we made sure it was a priority for Merseyside Police this year. The target was hit due to focused effort, to the increase of front line police officers delivered by the police authority and to the hard work of the Chief Constable and his officers."
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