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Drop In Call-Outs For North Yorkshire Emergency Services

Drop In Call-Outs For North Yorkshire Emergency Services

Published by Karen Liu at 7:01am 25th April 2020.

North Yorkshire's emergency services say they have seen a drop in the number call-outs during the lockdown period.

The police say they are dealing with less traditional crime.

Chief Fire Officer, Andrew Brodie, said:

"We've seen a decrease in overall incidents of 170. In the four week period, we've done 464 calls, last year in the same period, was 634.

Much of that is automatic fire alarms, they're down by 50 compared to last year.

Vehicle related incidents are also down in terms of road traffic collisions. We've ended four within this current period, compared to 23 same time last year."

North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, Lisa Winward, added:

"We have seen a reduction in calls to the service in terms of traditional crimes.

We are dealing with a lot more incidents over the telephone where we don't want to either put the public at risk, by attending your address and potential spreading the virus.

But also, if you're poorly at home, not then coming to your home address.

So we have changed some of the ways in which we are dealing with some of those calls for service to a more telephone based system.

But absolutely our officers and staff are out there continuing to deliver a policing service to tackle criminality and keep our public safe."




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