Crime down again across the board
Dated: 30 Apr 2010
Crime in Northumbria is down once again - with over 15,000 fewer victims over the past year.
Northumbria Police's annual figures show yet another drop in total crime - down to 89,790 offences for 2009/10 compared to 105,234 the previous year, a reduction of nearly 15%.
And findings from the British Crime Survey show people's confidence that police and councils are dealing with issues of concern has improved by almost 8% over the past year.
Violent crime is down by 12%, from 19,147 to 16,855 offences, while robbery fell by almost 22% from 732 to 572 offences over the past year.
There were over 1,900 fewer burglaries in the force area last year, with house burglaries alone down 21% from 4,922 to 3,876 offences.
The past year has also seen falls in car crime, fraud, criminal damage and drugs offences.
"The fact we've driven down crime levels yet again is a great achievement for the force," said Temporary Chief Constable Sue Sim.
"Northumbria Police has a well-earned reputation as one of the best performing forces in the country and we intend to keep it that way."