Crime figures down 26 per cent on first day of Glastonbury 2011

Arrests are up on last year's figures, though

Crime figures down 26 per cent on first day of Glastonbury 2011

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

The amount of reported crime has fallen by 26 per cent on the first day of this year’s Glastonbury festival, compared to last year's figures.

Organisers revealed the statistics this morning (June 25), as the event enters its second day of scheduled music.

There were 206 reported crimes in total yesterday, compared to 277 reported on the opening day of last year’s event. There were 103 tent thefts yesterday, which is down from 156 on the opening day in 2010.



The number of arrests made on site was up slightly from last year, with 107 arrests made yesterday compared to 93 on the festival’s Friday last year.

Glastonbury continues today with sets from Coldplay, Elbow, Friendly Fires and ‘special guests’ Pulp.


NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury 2011 this weekend – stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/glastonbury for news reports, reviews and photos from Worthy Farm. Then head back from Monday for backstage video interviews.

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