Humberside crime is down this year say police

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Recorded crime in Humberside is down according to latest national statistics.

Annual crime statistics published today by the Home Office for the year 2012 to 2013 show that crime has fallen once again and the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime is lower than it has been for 30 years.

Total recorded crime in the Humberside area fell by 11 per cent in 2012/13 (April 01 2012 to March 31 2013) with 8,000 fewer offences in comparison to 2011/12. The national reduction was seven per cent.

Humberside saw reductions in key offence categories, including violence with injury (down eight per cent), robbery (down seven per cent), domestic burglary (down 12 per cent), vehicle crime (down 16 per cent) and criminal damage (down 18 per cent). And the reduction in vehicle crime was the seventh best percentage reduction of all 42 forces.

However the force continues to record high levels of violence with injury and non domestic burglary in comparison to other forces.

And in terms of total recorded crime, just four forces recorded higher rates per 1,000 population than Humberside.

In terms of detection rates, Humberside achieved an overall rate of 30 per cent in 2012/13, which is just higher than the national rate of 29 percent. A total of 35 per cent of robberies were detected, in comparison the national detection rate was 21 per cent.

Only two forces recorded a lower rate of Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) incidents than Humberside in 2012/13.

Humberside’s reduction of 21 per cent was better than the national reduction of 17 per cent.

Humberside’s excellent performance in recorded ASB incidents is reinforced by findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, which shows 23 per cent of respondents to the survey in the Humberside area have experienced or witnessed ASB, in comparison to the national rate of 29 per cent and Humberside’s 2011/12 rate of 28 per cent.

Deputy Chief Constable David Griffin said: “As a force our officers and staff continue to work extremely hard to protect our communities and reduce crime and disorder in spite of budget cuts that have seen reductions in resources.

“The latest figures are pleasing and hopefully will be reassuring to the people of Humberside, however there are still big challenges ahead and whilst I have no doubt our team will take these challenges on with the vigour and enthusiasm they continue to demonstrate, tackling crime and disorder and indeed the prevention of it is becoming a more formidable task than ever.”