Quarterly national crime figures
National crime figures released today confirm Norfolk is still ranked in the top 15 safest places to live.
The quarterly report from the Home Office shows Norfolk having 52.9 crimes per 1,000 population, compared to a national average of 65 crimes per 1,000 population.
The Constabulary’s focus on those crimes which cause harm to the most vulnerable members of our community is reflected in increases in violent crime and serious sexual offences, both of which remain priority crime categories in the county.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey commented on the figures saying:"I view this as a positive endorsement of our priorities and our focus on vulnerability. We are working more closely than ever with partners in Children’s Services, Adult Services and Public Health, which means we are able to capture incidents which previously may not have reached our attention so quickly.”
Total crime recorded in Norfolk (excluding Fraud) has increased 12.1% year-on-year (compared to the national average increase of 6.4%) for the year ending September 2015 (01/10/14 to 30/09/15). This is an increase from 41,445 to 46,453 equating to 5,008 more crimes.
Norfolk is still ranked in the top 15 for safest county nationally with Norfolk having 52.9 crimes per 1,000 population, compared to a national average of 65 crimes per 1,000 population.
Total burglaries have reduced by 3.5% to 3,513 offences, compared to a 5.5% national reduction. This includes a 2.6% increase in Burglary Dwellings and a 7.2% reduction in Burglary Other Than Dwellings, compared to a national decrease of 5.1% and 5.9% respectively.
Violence Against the Person has increased 24.7% to 12,995 offences, mainly due to a 31.1% increase in Violence without Injury offences (up to 7,888 crimes). Violence with Injury offences has increased 15.8% to 5,099 crimes. Nationally, there has been a 26.5% increase in all Violence Against the Person offences, with a 15.9% increase in Violence Against the Person with Injury and a 37.1% increase in Violence Against the Person without Injury.
Sexual offences have increased 39.1% to 1,654 crimes. Nationally, there has been a 36.4% increase.
Public Order offences have increased 30.9% to 3,427 offences, compared to a 27.1% national increase.