WEB POLL: Violence in Ripon

Ripon Cathedral, in the city's Minster Ward.
Ripon Cathedral, in the city's Minster Ward.

This week the Gazette has featured a story on figures showing the rate of violence in Ripon’s Minster Ward is more than three times the district average.

Figures collated as part of a My Neighbourhood report commissioned by Harrogate Borough Council showed there were 24 incidents of violence per 1,000 population in the ward in 2012-13, compared with an average of 7.2 in the district.

District Coun Stuart Martin said: “Although these statistics are worrying, Ripon is a pretty safe area to live generally – but it could do better.

“There is a lot of good work going on and we need to work with the police to really establish what has caused these problems.”

We want to know: do you think a fear of violence hang over Ripon?