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21 January, 2016

Julia Mulligan responds to ONS Crime Statistics

In response to today’s crime statistics from the ONS, Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

“I am pleased to see that North Yorkshire remains the safest place in the country.  This is not by happenstance, so my thanks go to the police officers and staff who work so hard to keep us safe. What’s more, we are not resting on our laurels. I will continue to focus on the public’s priorities, including to protect vulnerable people, which 90% of you put top of your list when I asked for your help to shape North Yorkshire’s police and crime plan.

North Yorkshire remains the safest place in the country

“Whilst being the safest place in the country is welcome, reported crime has gone up. This can be partly explained by more rigorous recording practices, but there are also increases in violence and sexual offences across England and Wales.  Some of this may be down to increased confidence in the police, which I welcome, but I know the Chief Constable is also focused on the root causes of these increases and preventing crime rising further still.

“All in all though, North Yorkshire residents and visitors can be reassured they are in the safest place in the country, helping us all to go about our daily lives with confidence.”