Over 6,700 fewer crimes in South Yorkshire during 2012

Today South Yorkshire Police has released its latest rolling-year recorded crime statistics that compare January to December 2012 with the previous 12-month period.

Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Andy Holt said: “At a challenging time for the police service, it’s pleasing to see the hard work of our officers and staff helping to reduce overall crime in South Yorkshire. We have just completed a month-long festive campaign targeting excessive drinking and aggressive behaviour, which has contributed to a reduction in violent crime by over a thousand offences.

“Some crimes that really impact on people’s lives are showing an increase and offenders who break into homes and cars will not be tolerated. We recognised the rise in house burglaries and theft from vehicles early and using local intelligence, we’re targeting extra patrols and police activity across the county on a daily basis.”

 

 

Jan11-Dec11

 Jan12-Dec12

Variation

Percentage

Total crime

102,145

95,362

-6,783

-7%

Violent crime

15,457

14,401

-1,056

-7%

Robbery

852

875

+23

+3%

Sexual offences

666

629

-37

-6%

Burglary

16,865

16,725

-140

-1%

House burglary

7,448

7,955

+507

+7%

Other burglary

9,417

8,770

-647

-7%

Vehicle crime

11,543

11,474

-69

-1%

Theft of motor vehicle

2,869

2,446

-423

-15%

Theft from motor vehicle

8,492

8,857

+365

+4%

Shoplifting

8,632

9,490

+858

+10%

Criminal damage

19,717

17,538

-2,179

-11%

Fraud and forgery

2,173

2,360

+187

+9%