Crime figures fall by one per cent

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CRIME has fallen in the Northumbria Police area – but police say the pressure will not let up on criminals.

In the newly published quarterly Crime Statistics, which give an overview of crime in England and Wales for the 12 months to September 2014, recorded crime fell by one per cent in the region.

This is higher than the national figure which showed a fall of 0.4 per cent.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird said: “I work very closely with the Chief Constable and we are determined to keep this pressure on the criminals and drive crime down.”

The Crime Statistics use the most recent statistics from the Crime Survey for England and Wales together with police recorded crime.

Chief Constable Sue Sim commented: “Crime figures are only part of the story. Victims must be at the heart of what we do, focusing on those crimes and incidents that have the greatest impact on victims and ensuring victim care is the best it can be.

“It’s pleasing that we remain one of the top forces for victim satisfaction, however, there is always more we can do.”