Sex Crimes Up in North Yorkshire Burglaries, Car Crime, Drug Offences Down
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%|
|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%|
|Sex offences||665||553||Up 20%|
|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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