28 October, 2020

Julia Mulligan comment on ONS Crime Figures

Julia Mulligan

Commenting on today’s figures from the Office for National Statistics on ‘Crime in England and Wales: year ending June 2020’, Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said:

“The period covered by these crime figures was anything but normal, but – despite that, and when compared to every other part of England and Wales, we should be pleased that North Yorkshire and York is once again the safest place.

“While the number of some offences being recorded is significantly down, such as burglary and theft, others have seen cases reported rise, such as stalking, harassment and drug offences.

“Any increase of course raises questions, but, in many respects, it is positive that people have continued to come forward to report these offences in their community. They can only be tackled, and justice can only be done, if police know about what is happening. The fact people have had the confidence to do so during the lockdown is important to ensure we continue protect those who are vulnerable.

“As ever, I thank police officers and staff across the force for their work in this challenging time to keep us safe and feeling safe.”