Humberside Police - Total Crime
Here is the latest recorded crime data for the Humberside Police Force area for the 12 months ending March 2021, released by the Office of National Statistics on 22nd July 2021.
The figures show that Humberside has seen a 14% decrease in total recorded crime (excluding fraud) for the 12 months to March 2021, this is a slightly larger decrease to the provisional national figures where crime has decreased by 12.6%.
The publication also shows a decrease in the number of recorded Sexual offences, which has dropped by 8.5% nationally and down 6.4% for Humberside locally.
Humberside’s picture of Theft Offences including: Burglary, Vehicle Offences, Theft from the Person, Bicycle Theft, Shop Theft, All Other Theft Offences and Robbery have also seen large decreases compared to the previous year. This has also been observed nationally, these decreases can be linked to the lockdown restrictions during this period, when members of the public were more likely to be in their homes. The largest decreases in this group were Theft from the Person, with a 52% decrease in Humberside compared to a 53.1% national decrease, and Vehicle Theft offences with a 43% decrease in Humberside and 27.5% nationally. Another large decrease was Shop Theft with a 41.5% decrease in Humberside and 36.2% nationally.
Humberside has recorded a 31.6% increase in the number of Drug offences over the year, comparative to a 13.5% increase nationally. It is recognised that an increase for this crime type can indicate an increase in targeted police action to identify these offences, or as a result of more stop and search activity, which Humberside has seen during these comparison periods.
Humberside has recorded a 12.6% increase in the number of Public order offences, which is greater than the national increase of 6.2%. In a previous ONS publication, it was stated that “a large part of this increase is likely to reflect improvements to recording practices. For example, incidents that may have previously been recorded as an anti-social behaviour incident may now be recorded as a public order offence”.
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