Crime has fallen across the East Riding, official police records reveal

Crime has fallen in the East Riding of Yorkshire, official police records have revealed.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 9:45 am
Humberside Police recorded 18,591 offences in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the 12 months to December. Photo: PA Images

Humberside Police recorded 18,591 offences across the East Riding in the 12 months to December, according to the Office for National Statistics.

That was a decrease of 13% compared to the previous year, when there were 21,337.

Overall, police recorded 8% fewer crimes across England and Wales – there were around 5.6 million offences in the year to December.

The ONS said the annual drop was mainly driven by a “substantial fall” in crime of 15% between April and June as the first lockdown restrictions were introduced.

While police-recorded crimes increased from July to September as restrictions were gradually eased, they fell again in the last three months of the year as lockdown measures were reimposed, it added.

Sophie Sanders, of the ONS Centre for Crime and Justice, said: “There were fluctuations in the level of crime experienced throughout 2020.

“Most crime types have seen recorded offences fall year-on-year. The notable exceptions are drug offences, because of proactive police activity in crime hotspots during the first lockdown, while violence against the person also saw a small increase.”