THE LATEST CRIME statistics have been published by Humberside Police. These will be of particular interest as they are the last set of figures published before spending cuts, announced by the Government, will be implemented. The cuts will affect the delivery of police services in the region, and these figures published quarterly may give the first indications of any negative affects.
The level of crime in the South West Holderness ward area is described as “Average” by Humberside Police. The average number of crimes reported in the area for July – September 2010 was 51 which was a rise of 3.4% (from 49.3) compared with the same 3-month period last year.
Compared with July – September in 2009, the statistics for the same period for 2010 show that:
- Burglary had decreased from 11 to 7
- Vehicle crime had decreased from 4.7 to 3.7
- Violent crime had increased from 6 to 8.3
- Anti-social behaviour had decreased from 38 to 29.3
In addition to the above figures, the police reported to a recent Hedon Town Council meeting that specific crime statistics for the town show that the police received 98 calls for service in September 2010, which included reports of anti-social behaviour, burglary, assault, theft of a vehicle and criminal damage.
It will be interesting to see the next quarterly crime figures published by Humberside Police for October to December and begin the job of assessing the impact – if any – of the cuts in public spending on crime rates.