Statistics show crime rates in the region are at their lowest since records began
DO you agree with crime chiefs when they say there crime is at its lowest since records began?
The latest statistics released by the Humberside Police Authority, show huge reductions in many crime levels.
According to a member of the authority, it is in North East Lincolnshire where crime rates are reducing most rapidly.
This is what some of the statistics released by the Humberside Police Authority for 2009 reveal:
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Confidence in how police and the council deals with crime and anti-social behaviour has increased to 50.8 per cent.
Overall satisfaction in the service provided by Humberside Police has risen by 4.5 per cent to 83 per cent.
Serious acquisitive crime, which includes burglary, vehicle crime, and robbery, showed a fall of 22.4 per cent across the whole force – a drop of 3,389 crimes compared to the previous year.
Shoplifting has dropped across the force by 829 offences, or 11.2 per cent, and the number of commercial burglaries has fallen by 310 or 16.5 per cent.
Criminal damage showed a fall of 1,340 offences, or 7.1 per cent and anti-social behaviour a fall of 4,807 incidents, or 13.9 per cent.
See today's Grimsby Telegraph for the thought of crime chiefs and a closer look at these statistics.