Lowest ever crime rate reported at Glastonbury 2016

Mendip District Council has praised Glastonbury Festival organisers after their annual report showed the lowest ever crime levels at the event.

The report which is gathered each year showed the lowest crime figures ever recorded at Glastonbury with a total of 205 counts; around 1 per 650 revellers.

“No significant issues were identified this year and reported crime decreased further, demonstrating continuous improvement over several years, figures being 372 in 2014, 236 in 2015 and 205 in 2016,” a spokesperson said.

“Most recorded crimes relate to theft from tents (mostly small transportable items such as mobile phones, cash, cameras, wallets, bank cards).

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