Crime figures down in NYorks

North Yorkshire Police have pledged “a relentless pursuit of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, supporting victims in the fight for justice and delivering a high quality of service.”

the force said this pledge undertaken with its partner agencies, is reflected in the national figures released by the Home Office recently which showed overall crime had reduced by 9 per cent in the 12 months up to March 2012 with a total of 38,716 crimes

More up-to-date recorded figures for the period April to July 2012 , the first quarter of the current financial year - show a 13 per cent reduction in overall crime or 1,311 fewer victims in comparison to the same period in 2011.

Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “The sustained reduction in crime in North Yorkshire is the direct result of co-ordinated action by North Yorkshire Police and our partner agencies.

“This collective effort and sheer will to improve the quality of life in our communities is a credit to everyone involved.

“I sincerely thank those individuals and organisations who are making a big difference day in and day out, be it the police officers and PCSOs, councils and community safety partnerships or the hundreds of residents involved in the various Watch schemes who contribute so much.