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Concerns over number of domestic violence incidents in Selby
10:00am Friday 1st February 2013 in News
CONCERN has been raised by North Yorkshire’s new police chief about domestic violence in Selby.
The number of repeat incidents of domestic violence are more than double police targets, according to a report from North Yorkshire Police.
Figures show that while 477 incidents of domestic violence were reported to police in Selby between April to November last year, this was largely better than expected, with incidents in all but two months lower than the previous year.
However, the report showed 32 per cent of the incidents throughout the year were repeat incidents, almost three times the target monthly total of 12 per cent.
Julia Mulligan, the newly-appointed Police and Crime Commissioner, last year outlined proposals for a Victims’ Charter, which would see more support offered to victims of crime.
Mrs Mulligan said: “The figures for domestic violence generally in Selby are moving in the right direction, which will be very much welcomed.
“However, it is concerning to see the number of repeat incidents on the rise.
“The upcoming Police and Crime Plan sets out how we can work with partners in Selby and around the county to tackle this devastating crime. My Victim’s Charter will also give me an insight into how services for victims of all crimes can be improved, and make clear commitments to put victims at the heart of policing.”
The report, which went before Selby District Council’s scrutiny committee, also showed that while vehicle theft, burglary and robbery in the Selby district were all within desired targets, action was urgently needed on crimes including fraud, aggravated vehicle theft and domestic burglary.