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Crime Falls In South Yorkshire

Friday July 19 2013

Shaun Wright Shaun Wright

CRIME has fallen by seven per cent in South Yorkshire during the last financial year.

The biggest reductions were recorded in crimes of anti-social behaviour, violence, theft, criminal damage and arson.

Overall, that means there were 7,000 fewer crimes and many thousands of fewer victims in the year ending March 2013, compared to the previous 12-month period.

It was the 24th successive year that crime has fallen in South Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright, has given a cautious welcome to the crime figures, released on July 18.

He said that whilst he was pleased to see a continuing reduction in the overall crime rate, he expressed concern that the force was still some way behind regional averages.

He said: "I applaud South Yorkshire Police for achieving further reductions in crime, particularly given the severe and unfair budget cuts imposed upon them by government.

"But I am concerned that there are, on average, still more crimes happening here than in other, similar parts of the country.

"I am particularly concerned that offences of shoplifting, burglary and sexual offences have increased in the last year and the force must do all it can to make significant inroads in these types of crime." 

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Reply Posted by sandra on Monday July 22 2013 at 16:30
Get real SYP, people have stopped reporting crimes because nothing gets done !

Reply Posted by ET on Monday July 22 2013 at 19:04
Which crimes are these then, Murders, Rapes, muggings, burglaries, drugs. Stories reported in local papers must all be made up then. what a load of cobblers,they won't be as many sirens going off then thank god!!

Reply Posted by Me on Tuesday July 23 2013 at 07:55
Man hospitalised hoyland area. Folk murdered last night at wath upon dearne. Folk on nick to live due to britain being worst paid place to live..druggies alcoholics get more money off goverment. So legal fixes.

Reply Posted by ANOTHER ME.... on Thursday July 25 2013 at 14:05
i agree with all u say.......try tellin that 2 my neighbour who is in hospital in a coma, cos some 1 tried 2 steal his car !!!!!!! those facts r a load of rubbish.....

Reply Posted by she she on Thursday July 25 2013 at 13:34
are they living in another south yorkshire from us lot or just takeing mick

Reply Posted by andy on Thursday July 25 2013 at 13:42
no cops left to arrest criminals.

Reply Posted by Brian on Thursday July 25 2013 at 14:35
WAB and other media sources should make it clear that the number of crimes reported have fallen. This is not the same as saying that 'crime has fallen'

As a result of police inertia many people choose not to report crimes committed as they know that they will not be investigated and that they would be simply wasting their time.

Why do WAB choose to use a photograph of Shaun Wright? It is unlikely that any reduction in the number of crimes reported is due to his involvement.

In view of the fall in reported crime following government cuts, perhaps if the government made further cuts, reported crime would fall even further

Reply Posted by Jayne on Sunday July 28 2013 at 22:42
Crime has not been reduced. Faith in reporting the crime to the Police HAS!!!

Reply Posted by Collet on Sunday July 28 2013 at 23:33
EU. MPs local Government ,all the people that are put in charge to look after us poor citizens are all a set of Highly paid lying hypocrites,whose only interest is feathering there own nests.It will be a far safer world when people take the law into there own hands, eye for an eye,do unto others as they would do to you get my drift.????

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