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14 May, 2021

Commissioner comments on latest crime figures

Philip Allott, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, comments on latest crime figures.

Commenting on this week’s figures from the Office for National Statistics on ‘Crime in England and Wales: year ending December 2020’, North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Philip Allott said:

“These figures confirm that North Yorkshire and York remains the safest place in England and Wales and I thank our police officers and staff for their efforts in such challenging times to ensure that record continues.

“The reduction in overall crime is, of course, welcome but the detail confirms there are serious issues we need to think about the best way of addressing. Stalking and harassment reports are up, as are drug offences, and these are two areas I am determined to ensure are tackled as a priority.

“My Police, Crime and Fire Plan will develop our approach on these issues, alongside the Chief Constable. We need to ensure people have the confidence to report offences and know action will be taken, and we need to ensure the most vulnerable in our communities are protected.”