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18% rise in East Riding crime
Crime in the East Riding rose 18 per cent in the year to June 2017, according to figures just released. There were 16,867 offences reported to Humberside Police; of these offences of violence rose by 36 per cent, sexual offences by 31 per cent and public order offences by 64 per cent. However, there was a fall in reported cases of robbery, down by 24 per cent in the year, and a 35 per cent decrease in drug offences.
Meanwhile, Humberside Police say dealing with reports of domestic abuse remains a high priority in the wake of the figures which show a 25 per cent rise in reported crimes for the year. There were 1,598 prosecutions compared to 1,279 the year before. And in spite of a small decline in the number of convictions, down one per cent to 84 per cent of the total, the police have pledged to deal with all complaints sensitively, giving them the highest priority.
“We have seen an increase in demand regarding domestic abuse reports and we see that as testament to the fact that victims feel more confident in reporting their situations to us,” said detective Chief Inspector Dan Patrick.