Recorded crimes in North Yorkshire fall by 13,478 in 5 years

North Yorkshire among safest in UK reveals new figures

North Yorkshire among safest in UK reveals new figures

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CRIME has fallen slightly in North Yorkshire, with the region declared among the safest in the United Kingdom.

Figures released yesterday by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), showed there had been 34,462 crimes (excluding fraud), reported to North Yorkshire Police in 2013/14, down from the previous year by 0.1 per cent, but down from 47,940 in 2009, a fall of 13,478 in five years,

Including fraud, crime had fallen by two per cent.

The figures showed increases in violence, sexual offences, shoplifting and public order offences, but drops in robbery, domestic burglaries, vehicle crime and drug offences.

Sexual offences in North Yorkshire reported increased by 14 per cent, with 84 more victims coming forward than in the previous year, but police said that this was down to greater confidence of victims in reporting incidents, and easier ways for them to do so.

Chief Constable Dave Jones, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Once again the official figures show that, overall, North Yorkshire is one of the safest places in the country in which to live, work and visit, and we will keep working hard at North Yorkshire Police to make sure it stays that way.

“These are encouraging statistics which mean that the people of North Yorkshire can have confidence in their police service, but we are far from complacent.

“There are some challenging issues to deal with in parts of our county, and we are forging close links with other local agencies to tackle these.

“The Office of National Statistics figures are based on reported crime, and we know that some crimes – particularly sexual or domestic abuse and hate crime – does not always get reported.

“That is starting to change, but we still have more to do to give victims the confidence to come forward.”

In Humberside, crime has risen by five per cent, with 65,908 reported crimes, and rises in violence, sexual offences, robbery, burglary, shoplifting and possession of weapons.

Vehicle offences, theft from the person, and public order offences all fell slightly in Humberside, and crime remains lower in the area than it was ten years ago.

Deputy Chief Constable David Griffin of Humberside Police said the force was working hard to address the increase.

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3:49pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Sillybillies says...

What a load of rubbish, we have the worst police force in the country -

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What a load of rubbish, we have the worst police force in the country - http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/11352859 .Judge_raps_police_f or_delays_____for_se cond_time_in_a_month / http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/11323974 .Accused_pair_let_of f_after_police_delay s/ http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/11185634 .Watchdog_finds_poli ce_failing_to_record _crimes/?action=succ ess#comments http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/11248525 .Action_taken_after_ police_evidence_gaff e/ Sillybillies
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10:52am Mon 21 Jul 14

RooBeck says...

The above post is maybe a little too hard-hitting - the public need to experience and support a reliable, efficient and successful police force but you do wonder how they appear to have year-on-year falling crime figures when in reality, their physical presence and visibility (save for high profile pre-planned events/major incidents), is at best variable and more often, poor. The use of modern technology and the surveillance/intrusi
ve state, no doubts has an effect on volume crime, together with more and more criminal activity taking place over the internet, but the reliability of these statistics are highly questionable. The police whistleblower from the Metropolitan Police, who exposed many shortcomings over the recording/detection of crime, (and who was then disgracefully hounded out after his identity was made public), and the evidence he provided to the Home Affairs Parliamentary Select Committee in March of this year and widely reported in all national media outlets and which is available for reading on-line, together with the withdrawal of their gold standard status by the Office for National Statistics, really does throw such figures into disrepute. The police should get back to basics and engage better with the public whom they serve and dis-engage from so much spin and gloss when the reality is much different.
The above post is maybe a little too hard-hitting - the public need to experience and support a reliable, efficient and successful police force but you do wonder how they appear to have year-on-year falling crime figures when in reality, their physical presence and visibility (save for high profile pre-planned events/major incidents), is at best variable and more often, poor. The use of modern technology and the surveillance/intrusi ve state, no doubts has an effect on volume crime, together with more and more criminal activity taking place over the internet, but the reliability of these statistics are highly questionable. The police whistleblower from the Metropolitan Police, who exposed many shortcomings over the recording/detection of crime, (and who was then disgracefully hounded out after his identity was made public), and the evidence he provided to the Home Affairs Parliamentary Select Committee in March of this year and widely reported in all national media outlets and which is available for reading on-line, together with the withdrawal of their gold standard status by the Office for National Statistics, really does throw such figures into disrepute. The police should get back to basics and engage better with the public whom they serve and dis-engage from so much spin and gloss when the reality is much different. RooBeck
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7:11pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Sillybillies says...

A good example of the quality of police officer we have in North Yorkshire.

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A good example of the quality of police officer we have in North Yorkshire. http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/11359835 .___Legless____polic e_officer_ripped_off _shirt_and_attacked_ holidaymaker__court_ hears/ Sillybillies
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