Humberside Police report crime reduction in region

The Office for National Statistics revealed that crime in the area has decreased, according to recent recorded crime figures (to December 2021). The Humberside Police reports says crime has decreased by 2.2% against a national average of a 6.5% increase. Sexual offences have dropped by 2.9% across Humberside against an average of 21.7% increase nationally.

Drug offences in the region have decreased by 3.1% against a national increase of 11%. “Theft offences decreased by 14% across the board, with thefts from a person increasing by 4.8%, burglary down by 24.6%, vehicle offences down by 20.2% and shoplifting down by 15.8%.” they added. On the data, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs said;

“I’m pleased to report that Humberside’s crime has reduced again this year, at a time when the nationally there has been an increase. “A large part of this achievement is undoubtedly due to our increased visibility, and our ongoing commitment to ensuring our communities feel safe and protected. The report also suggests Humberside Police’s efforts into reducing drug-related crime in the area remains a success, with drugs offences decreasing by 3.1%.

“During the last 12 months, our Operation Galaxy team continues to work tirelessly to ensure that those involved in drugs related offences are dealt with. “Through daily warrants, searches and arrests, the teams have effectively reduced the impact that drugs are having on our communities, and we can clearly see the results of that in the figures released today.” Downs added. Deputy Chief Constable, Paul Anderson concluded;

“We are a force on the front foot and are committed to retaining control of our streets and roads, ensuring the lives of criminals and predators are difficult and uncomfortable.

Our teams work tirelessly and are wholly committed in tackling criminality across the Humberside force area.

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