I get regular bulletins from the local police (covering Speke/Garston and Cressington wards).
They are getting a lot of information out these days (and even have a Facebook page).
What's interesting about the most recent one is the crime figures.
They've looked at April 2010 to the current time (I got this earlier in November so I assume the cut off is in October) and compared it with the same period last year.
For the vast majority of types of crime, the figures are down, in some cases quite dramatically.
Total crime reported is down by 17 per cent.
In some categories the reduction is actually 33 per cent.
Violent crime is down by 23 per cent and burglary by 28 per cent.
There are some increases. Drug offences and theft of a motor car are both up.
But the police tell me that they are pleased with these figures and say that their work on crime reduction is having an effect.
Obviously if you are the victim of a crime, it doesn't help that much to be told that overall the figures are getting better. But it's good to get these sorts of reports as I know our local police work very hard.