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Violent crime reduces in York by 55% when comparing 2007 to 2009

Violent crime reduces in York by 55% when comparing 2007 to 2009

5:08pm 14th September 2009
(Updated 6:29pm 15th September 2009)

North Yorkshire Police's Operation ALTN8 has been hailed a success as violent crime has been halved in York city centre.

Since it was launched in June high-visibility police patrols have helped reduce drink and drug related harm.

The stats compare the last three months with the same period from 2007, showing a drop from 155 violent crimes to 69.

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