: Waiting for next track...

North Yorkshire 'safest' place in England

police

8:35am 28th April 2017

North Yorkshire has once again been named the safest place in England.

A report by the office for national statistics found crime last year increased by 1%, lower than the 10% rise nationwide.

Theft and drug offences fell in the region, but things like possession of weapons and criminal damage were up.

In the year ending 2016, there were a total of 38,680 crimes in North Yorkshire, a crime rate of 45.3% per 1,000 of the population. 

Breakdown of the figures

Deputy Chief Constable Lisa Winward said:

“The fact that North Yorkshire has again been rated as the safest and lowest-crime area in England is something that everyone connected to North Yorkshire Police can take great pride in.

It also reflects the outstanding partnership working that exists throughout the county and in the City of York, as well as the vital support provided by our local communities who rightly demand a very high level of service in return.

Thank you to everyone who works so hard to maintain safety and security in our area.”

Breaking local news for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale direct to your mobile from Stray FM

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Most read
North Yorkshire Police 101 999

Harrogate criminal ordered to pay £70,000 or face prison

A judge found he benefited this amount from his cannabis plant

Newer article

Tour de Yorkshire: LIVE BLOG

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Follow all the action as 2017's Tour de Yorkshire hits the Stray FM area.

Older article

Northern Rail strike: are your trains affected?

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Timetable expected to run at just over 40% during 24-hour walkout.

Top articles

Fewer youngsters believe university is important to succeeding in life

National: The number of youngsters who think it is worth going to university has fallen significantly over the last five years, according to a new poll.

Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr Bumbum charged with murdering patient

World: Dr Bumbum - a celebrity plastic surgeon from Brazil known for his work on women's bottoms - has been charged with murdering one of his patients.

Real Madrid look to Gareth Bale to replace talisman Cristiano Ronaldo - can he deliver?

Sport: With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, the path is clear for Gareth Bale to become Real Madrid's main man. But can he deliver consistently? Peter Smith takes a look...

Pearl Jam slammed for 'gory' anti-Trump concert poster

Showbiz: Republicans have slammed rock group Pearl Jam for a concert poster featuring a burning White House and a skeleton meant to depict Donald Trump.

WATCH: Yorkshire Day goes with a BANG in Ripon

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Firework display closes a big day of celebration in Yorkshire's smallest city.

More strike action in Northern rail dispute

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be walkouts on 25th August and 1st and 8th September.

Could this local nanny company be your child care solution?

Education: Hear from parents who have used the Yorkshire Nanny Company.

Fish and chips now being served on North Yorkshire train

Family: One train ticket with a side of salt and vinegar please.

It was the Genesis of Genesis

70s On This Day: Gabriel got out of of the iconic band on this day

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones at Harrogate's Spring Flower Show.

Which Sixth Form is right for me?

Education: Want to ensure your teenager chooses the right Sixth Form for them?

Fish and chips now being served on North Yorkshire train

Family: One train ticket with a side of salt and vinegar please.

Improving short-sightedness with Christopher Nixon Optometrists

Health: Myopia, or short-sightedness is an increasing problem, but Christopher Nixon Optometrists are here to help.

POISONED: Red kite found dead near Knaresborough

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police have received confirmation of the poisoning.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Your favourite 70s Summer Song is...

70s On This Day: The battle was fierce, but we've crowned the Stray 70s listeners' top summer tune from the 1970s!

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Pedestrian killed on A59 near Broughton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police appeal for witnesses after Keighley man killed in accident

Poll

How do you feel about the rain?

Trending in Yorkshire

Major disruption to trains after tractor blocks line

Many services have been cancelled.

Car overturns after crash on A65

It happened last night.

Multiple cars on fire in Cross Hills

Emergency crews have attended the incident at an Auto Repair Shop in Cross Hills

New Chief Constable pledges to sort out 101 service

Lisa Winward has been confirmed in her new role.

Objects thrown at police in Craven

Tyres and bikes were thrown during police chase.

More news...