A TOTAL of 3287 crimes were registered by police in the Western Division for the last two quarters.
West police spokeswoman Naina Ragigia said of this figure, theft and larceny topped the crime list.
She said police recorded 1152 cases of theft and larceny for the past eight months.
Ms Ragigia said the force had attempted to reduce the crime rate for the third quarter.
"The alarming number of crimes is a concern for the police and we will do our best in maintaining peace and order for the people of the west," she said.
"Theft such as pick pocket and obtaining money by false pretence are two of the most common crimes committed in the west.
"In the first quarter, a total of 1643 crime registered compared to 1644 registered in the second quarter.
"Theft and larceny decreased to 551 cases in the second quarter compared to 601 cases recorded in the first quarter.
"We are doing our best in trying to reduce crime and make our community and towns a safe place for the tourists and for the people to love in," she added.
Ms Ragigia said the target was to reduce the crime rate by 60 per cent.
She urged the members of the community to support the police in reducing crime rates by providing useful information on those illegal practices. "We have set out a taskforce team to assist in the reduction of crime.
"We cannot fight the war alone and we need the support of the public in order to be successful in our daily operations."
Ms Ragigia is also urging parents to be mindful of their kids whereabouts during the two weeks school holidays.
"Children upbringing is crucial for the future of the community and parents must teach their kids to respect their elders and to be good citizens by staying away from criminal activities."
She said police would come down hard on those failing to adhere to the law.