Number of thefts and burglaries fall in North Yorkshire

Crime falls in North Yorkshire

Crime falls in North Yorkshire

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CRIME has fallen in North Yorkshire with the number of thefts and burglaries down in the last year.

However, the county shows an increase in robberies of six per cent, failing to meet the average for England of a 12 per cent reduction.

Violent offences have dropped in the region, but the figures are still above the national average.

The figures for the year ending December were released by the Office for National Statistics, and showed there were 34,615 crimes reported in 12 months – a drop of 4 per cent on the previous year.

Of these, 6,136 incidents of violence against the person were reported, up 3 per cent on 2012; violence without injury was up 13 per cent to 2,604, compared with a national increase of 2 per cent; possession of weapons was down 14 per cent, and vehicle offences were down 10 per cent on the previous year.

However, the figures showed a 13 per cent increase in sexual offences (672 incidents), a 6 per cent increase in robbery (125), and a 7 per cent increase in bicycle theft (1,389), as well as a 10 per cent rise in public order offences (1,260).

Chief Constable Dave Jones, of North Yorkshire Police, said the increase in reported sexual offences was due largely to the opening of York’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre and the high-profile Operation Yewtree.

He said: “As we have already achieved a significant reduction in crime in recent years, reducing it further poses a constant challenge. However, this is something which we have prepared for.

“I am satisfied with the latest crime figures, which demonstrate that the plans we have in place are working effectively, building on the success of recent years. They reflect the hard work, dedication and commitment which our officers, staff and community partners display on a daily basis.”

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In Humberside violent crimes against the person rose by 6 per cent (11,632 incidents), there was an 8 per cent rise in sexual offences (1,247), an 8 per cent rise in burglary (10,432), and a 15 per cent rise in shoplifting (7,365).

However, robbery was down 8 per cent (478) and domestic burglary was down by 1 per cent (3,811).

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10:36am Fri 25 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line.
Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line. CHISSY1
  • Score: -33

11:05am Fri 25 Apr 14

ian923 says...

Lies, damned lies and ...statistics.!
Lies, damned lies and ...statistics.! ian923
  • Score: -28

11:55am Fri 25 Apr 14

Pete the Brickie says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line.
I fail to see how getting Statisticians to join another body of public servants sitting in laybys, queuing for Mcdonalds or flicking paperclips at each other in large well equipped police stations will alter the fact that hardly anybody bothers reporting crime these days.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line.[/p][/quote]I fail to see how getting Statisticians to join another body of public servants sitting in laybys, queuing for Mcdonalds or flicking paperclips at each other in large well equipped police stations will alter the fact that hardly anybody bothers reporting crime these days. Pete the Brickie
  • Score: 34

12:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Tom6187 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line.
How is Selby doing with it's crime Chissy?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line.[/p][/quote]How is Selby doing with it's crime Chissy? Tom6187
  • Score: 35

12:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

piemagico says...

Some predictable responses above. No doubt if the numbers showed an increase in crime (as they do for robberies) then the same posters would be agreeing that the figures were accurate and telling us how the world is going to hell in a handcart.
Some predictable responses above. No doubt if the numbers showed an increase in crime (as they do for robberies) then the same posters would be agreeing that the figures were accurate and telling us how the world is going to hell in a handcart. piemagico
  • Score: 33

1:14pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

yet it has risen when they have an application for a new bar... or maybe they then discount crimes such as d&d's that are simply a fine...
yet it has risen when they have an application for a new bar... or maybe they then discount crimes such as d&d's that are simply a fine... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -30

1:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Tom6187 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line.
How is Selby doing with it's crime Chissy?
Not a clue,i don't live there.So come out with something intelligent then regarding the article.
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Office for National Statistics,a bunch of clowns armed with a pencil and an eraser.Crime down they want to get out of their comfortable offices and join the police on the front line.[/p][/quote]How is Selby doing with it's crime Chissy?[/p][/quote]Not a clue,i don't live there.So come out with something intelligent then regarding the article. CHISSY1
  • Score: -43

3:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

YorkPatrol says...

I hope Merrett's recent crimes have been included in the stats
I hope Merrett's recent crimes have been included in the stats YorkPatrol
  • Score: -26

10:09am Mon 28 Apr 14

RooBeck says...

Have the UK police achieved the "Holy Grail"? Numbers of police-officers/PCSO
s/civilian staff are cut and not replaced and their visibility reduced to next to nothing except at pre-planned events. It all seems very unlikely that these figures reflect reality. The police have become heavily reliant upon pre-emptive intelligence, modern technology and the surveillance state( mainly digital cameras) to assist in their crime prevention role and they backtrack their investigations, rather than be in the forefront and working alongside the public that they serve. For anyone interested, log on to recent national newspaper publications(The Guardian report is particularly good and comprehensive), concerning police whistleblowing evidence given recently to the Public Administration Committee of parliament, together with the analysis and views of top academics who conduct research in the area of crime and crime surveys. These really do lift the lid on what is going on!!
Have the UK police achieved the "Holy Grail"? Numbers of police-officers/PCSO s/civilian staff are cut and not replaced and their visibility reduced to next to nothing except at pre-planned events. It all seems very unlikely that these figures reflect reality. The police have become heavily reliant upon pre-emptive intelligence, modern technology and the surveillance state( mainly digital cameras) to assist in their crime prevention role and they backtrack their investigations, rather than be in the forefront and working alongside the public that they serve. For anyone interested, log on to recent national newspaper publications(The Guardian report is particularly good and comprehensive), concerning police whistleblowing evidence given recently to the Public Administration Committee of parliament, together with the analysis and views of top academics who conduct research in the area of crime and crime surveys. These really do lift the lid on what is going on!! RooBeck
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