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Crime Rises on Yorkshire Coast

Crime Rises on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Jon Burke at 4:49pm 23rd April 2020. (Updated at 5:27pm 23rd April 2020)

Crime in North Yorkshire has risen by 9 per cent, according to the latest figures from the government.

The statistics refer to the three months leading up to December 2019, compared to the same period the year before.

The main increases and decreases for the county's police force are below.

Stalking and harassment - up 39 per cent

Public Order Offences - up 36 per cent

Violence against person - up 22 per cent     

Robbery - up 13 per cent

Bicycle thefts - down 9 per cent

Vehicle offences - down 7 per cent

Commenting on today’s figures from the Office for National Statistics, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, said:

“Clearly, a huge amount has changed since the period these figures cover, but I am pleased that North Yorkshire continues to be the safest place in England and Wales.

The snapshot does though show an increase in crime during the three months to December, compared to the year before, and when there are more offences there are always questions to be asked.

Part of the increase is due to better recording of offences, and that’s important to ensure we know the challenges we face. But any increase is a concern, and I am particularly worried by the rise in violent crime and robbery – offences which cause huge concern in our communities.

I will continue to work with the Chief Constable to ensure her plans address the challenges these figures show, but also reflect the situation we face today - dealing with a national emergency which has changed the world in a way we could not have imagined just months ago.”

Over that time, the changes in Humberside are:

Overall crime - up 2 per cent

Public order - up 23 per cent

Drug offences - up 18 per cent

Possession of weapons offences - up 18 per cent

Stalking and harassment - up 14 per cent

Violence without injury - up 7 per cent

Bicycle theft - down 13 per cent

Sexual offences - down 7 per cent

Bicycle theft - down 13 per cent

Thefts - down 4 per cent

Burglary - down 4 per cent

Robbery - down 4 per cent




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