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Crime drops by six per cent in North Yorkshire
9:38am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
CRIME in North Yorkshire and Humberside is down, according to newly released figures.
The Crime Survey for England and Wales showed total recorded crime in North Yorkshire dropped by six per cent, and in Humberside by four per cent in the 12 months to June 30. The national reduction was five per cent.
Humberside saw reductions in robbery of three per cent, domestic burglary of five per cent, and criminal damage or arson by ten per cent.
In North Yorkshire, robbery reduced by 11 per cent, burglary by five per cent, violence with injury by six per cent, and drug offences by eight per cent. Possession of offensive weapons also reduced by 24 per cent.
Reports of sexual offences increased in both counties and also nationwide. North Yorkshire Police said this was due to more victims coming forward, and improved facilities, including North Yorkshire Police’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).
Dave Jones, Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, said: “It is very pleasing that crime in North Yorkshire and the City of York continues to be reduced.
“However, we know that there are difficult times ahead with more savings to be made and it will be a real challenge to maintain this level of performance.”
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