East Riding crime on the rise, official figures show

East Riding crime on the rise, official figures show
East Riding crime on the rise, official figures show
Humberside Police recorded 18,849 offenses in the East Riding in the 12 months to June, according to the Office for National Statistics. Photo: PA Images

Humberside Police recorded 18,849 offenses in the area in the 12 months to June, according to the Office for National Statistics.

That was an increase of 30 from the previous year, when there were 18,819.

However, at 54.9 crimes per 1,000 population, this rate was well below the rate in England and Wales, which stood at 91.3.

The figures come as a victims’ support group says ‘women deserve better’ after a surge in violent and sexual offenses led to a record high in police-recorded crime in England and Wales.

Of the crimes recorded in the East Riding over the past 12 months, 719 were sex offences, an increase of 13% on the previous year.

Meanwhile, violent crime has increased in the region from 7,330 to 7,641 during this period.

One of the main factors behind this increase is the rise in violence resulting in injury, which increased by 11%, from 2,099 incidents to 2,331.

In England and Wales, 70,600 rape offenses were recorded in the year to June, another record and a 20% increase from 59,046 in 2019-20.

The number has almost doubled in just over six years, from 36,321 in 2015-2016.

Reacting to the figures, Diana Fawcett, chief executive of the charity Victim Support, said: ‘This huge increase in sexual violence, particularly rape, reported to police is seriously alarming and a stark reminder that the government needs to get rates under control. incredibly low sentencing rates and appalling court delays.

Nationally, domestic violence offenses totaled 912,181 in the year ending June, up 6% from the previous 12 months and up 14% in 2019-20.

Part of this increase “may reflect the improvements seen in recording and reporting over recent years”, the ONS added.

And theft offenses in the East Riding rose by 2%, with 4,900 incidents recorded in the 12 months to June.

At 14.3 crimes per 1,000 population, this rate was well below the rate in England and Wales, which stood at 26.5.

Crimes recorded in the East Riding of Yorkshire included:

719 sexual offenses, an increase of 13%

7,641 violent offences, an increase of 4%

2,199 incidents of criminal damage and arson, up 7%

307 drug offenses, down 32%

77 possession of weapons such as guns or knives, a decrease of 30

2,479 public order breaches, down 12%

4,900 theft offences, an increase of 2%

2,711 harassment and harassment offenses, down 3%

A Home Office spokesperson said: “It is good to see an 8% increase in the number of rape charges. However, the volume of rape and sexual offenses is of great concern.

“Part of the increase in reporting can be attributed to more victims coming forward, and we welcome that, as these crimes can too often be hidden.”

“We need the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to do more and raise the bar, so victims know they will be taken seriously and the criminals responsible are put behind bars,” they added.

The Home Office said it was pleased to see an increase in the number of sex offense charges, but was concerned about the increase in the number of offences.

A spokesperson said: “Part of the increase in reporting can be attributed to more victims coming forward, and we welcome that, as these crimes can too often be hidden.”

“We need the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to do more and raise the bar, so victims know they will be taken seriously and the criminals responsible are put behind bars,” they added.

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