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Sex Crimes Up in North Yorkshire Burglaries, Car Crime, Drug Offences Down

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10:45am 23rd January 2014

New figures released this morning show the number of sexual offences in North Yorkshire has gone up.

There were 665 sexual crimes in the county in the three months to the end of September 2013, compared to 553 for the same period in 2012, that's a 20% increase. However, North Yorkshire still has the lowest sexual crime rate in Yorkshire. In the three months leading up to September 2013, there were 1,087 sexual crimes in South Yorkshire, 1,251 in Humberside and 2,956 in West Yorkshire.

There was better news with most offences seeing a fall in crime, including possession of weapons (down24%), drug offences (down 8.7%), burglaries (down 4.8%) and robbery (down 5.9%). There was a big fall in car crime, which fell by 16% from 3,182 crimes in the three months to September 2012 to 2,673 for the same period last year.

Latest North Yorkshire Crime Figures

Criminal Damage and arson 5745 6332 Down 9.2%
Drug offences 1808 1980 Down 8.7%
All other theft offences 5586 5790 Down 3.5%
Bicycle Theft 1289 1348 Down 4.3%
Domestic burglary 1645 1729 Down 4.8%
Fraud 359 758 Down 52.6%
Homicide 5 3 Up 2 crimes
Crimes against society 460 453 Up 1%
Non-domestic burglary 2718 2886 Down 5.8%
Possession of weapons 161 213 Down 24.4%
Public order offences 1160 1207 Down 3.8%
Robbery 126 134 Down 5.9%
Sex offences 665 553 Up 20%
Shoplifting 3767 3645 Up 3.3%
Theft from the person 515 572 Down 9.9%
Vehicle offences 2673 3182 Down 15.9%
Violence with injury 3542 3683 Down 3.82%
Violence without injury 2498 2323 Up 7.5%
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