NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 2013.
> Recorded crime across North Wales fell by 14% for the year to June 2013.
> Recorded crime across England and Wales fell 7% to a record low.
> In Flintshire recorded crime fell by 6%
A total of 36,584 crimes were recorded including assaults, thefts, robberies, burglaries, criminal damage and arson, fraud and drug offences compared to 42,753 for the same 12-month period in 2012 and 41,901 in 2011, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.
Assistant Chief Constable, Simon Shaw said;
“It is very encouraging that overall crime is down in North Wales.
The survey figures up to June 2013 show a fall in crime of over 14% in North Wales, which makes this the largest reduction in recorded crime in England and Wales over the 12 month period.
“However, while the results are very pleasing it is important that we don’t become complacent and that we continue to remain focused and work hard with our partners to ensure North Wales remains a safe place to live, work and visit.”
> Top 3 Risers and Fallers versus 2012 in Flintshire *see note on sexual offences
> Out of the 18 crime categories in total, 3 contribute to 45% of total crimes
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It is difficult to obtain reliable information on the volume of *sexual offences as it is known that a high proportion of offences are not reported to the police. Also, changes in recorded figures may reflect changes in reporting or recording rates rather than actual victimisation. For these reasons, caution should be used when interpreting trends in these offences.Read more here http://www.ons.gov.uk
Data: Recorded crime in Flintshire to June 2013
|Criminal damage and arson||1376|
|All other theft offences||982|
|Violence with injury||799|
|Violence without injury||664|
|Public order offences||270|
|Fraud offences to 2012/13||92|
|Miscellaneous crimes against society||81|
|Possession of weapons offences||26|
|Theft from the person||25|