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Big jump in the number of violent crimes reported in North Wales

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 21st, 2016.

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show crime recorded by North Wales Police rose slightly by 0.72 per cent in the year to September – an increase of 262.

Despite the apparent low overall rise in reported crime, 2015 has seen a significant increase in the number of violent crimes recorded by North Wales Police, in total 10242 crimes involving some form of violence were recorded by police in north Wales in the year to September 2015 versus 8756 in 2014 – in increase of 17 per cent.

The ONS say improvements in recording of crime are thought to have particularly affected some categories of violent crime recorded by the police.

Across the 43 police force areas in Wales and England there has been a 27 per cent rise in ‘violence against the person’ offences, 185,666 more than 2014.

The Crime Survey of England and Wales which estimates crime numbers based on public surveys found there was no significant change compared with the previous year’s survey within the violent crime group.

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North Wales Police Recorded Crime Figures

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36800

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Offences reported to North Wales Police to the year ending September 2015

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1486

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More reported violent crimes in north Wales in 2015 than the previous year. 

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 10.96%

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Increase in number of sexual offences recorded in north Wales

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Source: ONS

[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Sexual offences recorded by North Wales Police continued to rise in 2015, the latest figures showing an increase of 10.96 per cent to 1195 versus 1077 in 2014 – an additional 118 offences.

Across all force regions in Wales and England the number of recorded rapes – 33,431 and other sexual offences – 66,178 were at the highest level since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in year ending March 2003.

In total there has been a 36% increase in sexual offences reported in the 12 months to September 2015 however, the ONS suggest this is more to do with victims having greater confidence in the judicial system, coming forward and reporting sex crimes rather than an actual surge in attacks.

Overall, of the 43 forces in England and Wales, 33 are showing an increase in recorded crime.

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Although the reporting of sexual offences is up by 11% I believe that this is a reflection of the increasing confidence of victims to report such crimes to the police. We have significantly increased specialist resources to deal with these types of crime and provide care and support for victims, and aim to reach out to people to report these types of crime to us. This approach is working with more people than ever willing to come forward.

Violent crime has seen an increase of 17%, and this increase reflects, but notably is significantly less than the increases seen nationally – improvements in recording of crime in this area have particularly affected some categories of violent crime recorded by the police. We are also putting particular emphasis on domestic abuse so that we increase the trust and confidence of victims to come forward so that we can help and support them.

“We are also prioritising other areas of work to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities – child sexual exploitation is a particular case in point, and the numbers of arrests of offenders has increased very significantly compared with last year – this means that we are bringing those to justice who would seek to harm young people.

Our commitment remains – to make north Wales a safer place, and we are committed to doing everything we can to reduce crime further.  Our excellent relationship with local people which is significantly helped through our neighbourhood policing teams means that people willingly pass information to us to help us bring offenders to justice. I am most grateful to the public for their continued support.”[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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