Crime levels at Glastonbury at a record low

Over 100,000 people on site before the festival officially kicks off today (June 28)

Crime levels at this year’s Glastonbury are so far at a record low.

As of 10am today (June 28), Avon and Somerset Police report that there have been 107 reported crimes – which is 30 per cent fewer than at the same time in 2011. Some 62 of these were tent thefts, and 32 were drug offences, which includes both possession and intention to sell. So far, there have been 61 arrests, four of these were for tent theft.

There are 600 police officers are working across the 1,000 acre festival site, in an operation that has been more than a year in planning. This includes admin, patrols and infrastructure posts. Some 101,514 people were on site at Worthy Farm this morning, up from 90,000 this time in 2011.

Arctic Monkeys will close the first day of Glastonbury 2013 tonight. Also set to perform today are Dizzee Rascal, Portishead, Haim and Tame Impala. Earlier this morning (11am) Beady Eye stepped up to the Other Stage for an unannounced appearance. The gig was announced on Wednesday by Liam Gallagher who tweeted: “11am Friday – BE there or BE square,” referencing the title of new album ‘BE’.