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Crime in North Yorkshire Drops

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7:27am 4th April 2013

Following six weeks of consultation, Julia Mulligan has now published North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Plan, which she says has been updated to properly reflect the priorities of the public. 

The newly published plan now includes:

  • A greater focus on Watch schemes, particularly rural watches and Neighbourhood Watch
  • More explicit goals to reduce crimes against businesses
  • The recognition of the harm that drugs can do to communities as well as alcohol

These new priorities sit alongside the other goals of the plan, including reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, adds Ms Mulligan.

The launch of the Police and Crime Plan coincides with the release of new figures which confirms North Yorkshire as one of the safest places to live and work in the country.  Anti-social behaviour has also been reduced again.

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I am delighted North Yorkshire has continued to see a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour.  This is great news for residents and in particular it means over 3,000 fewer victims of crime.

“We are also moving full steam ahead with improving the services we offer through the Police and Crime Plan, particularly to victims. Plus we are taking action to deal with specific issues of concern to people such as anti-social behaviour via the new Task Force. In addition, our two new mobile camera safety vans come on line this month, which will help tackle issues such as speeding and improve road safety.

“I am determined to improve the quality of life in North Yorkshire and deal with your priorities.

“My Police and Crime Plan is now published and I will work doggedly to ensure North Yorkshire stays safe and feels safe.”

Tim Madgwick, Temporary Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, said: “The continued reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour in North Yorkshire is a tremendous achievement.

“The latest figures reflect the collective determination of North Yorkshire Police, the local authorities, community safety partnerships and our volunteer groups to improve the quality of life in our neighbourhoods.

“Together, we are actively targeting those individuals who inflict harm and misery on others. Our effort to relentlessly pursue and pressurise criminal activity is making a significant difference.

“The clear message to criminals, both within the force area and beyond the borders, is that there is no escape from North Yorkshire Police’s grasp. We are out there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, watching and waiting for them to make one wrong move. They know that we will come after them if they break the law and we will not give up until justice has been carried out.

“Our commitment and focus to drive down crime and anti-social behaviour will not waver.

“Working alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner, we are determined to keep improving the service we deliver for the people of North Yorkshire and the City of York.”

You can take a look at the crime plan here: http://www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10946

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