Surrey discourages sex crimes , the girls can't cope with the thank you letters !Interesting stats from the just released Crime Map of England in Wales which records crime per 1000 of the population of the area.
Crime across England and Wales dropped five per cent in the last year, according to the latest Home Office figures from June 2019 to June 2020.
Offences plummeted during the first Covid lockdown in March and April, with burglaries, sex offences and thefts down across the country.
Thefts plunged by 15 per cent and robbery fell by 10 per cent.
Criminal damage was down eight per cent and sex offences decreased by seven per cent.
But the UK's murder rate rose by nine per cent year-on-year and violent crime was up three per cent overall with a big increase in domestic violence.
Cleveland tops Britain's blacklist and replaces West Yorkshire as the most dangerous region in the country, with sky-high rates of violent crime and criminal damage.
The north-east county - which includes towns such as Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Redcar - suffers crime rate more than double that of neighbours North Yorkshire.
The list of crime hotspots is dominated by the north of England, with West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Durham and Humberside making up the top five.
North Yorkshire is the safest place to live in England and Wales, with the lowest rates of violent offences and among the best burglary and robbery stats.
Overall, if you live in Cleveland and West Yorkshire you are most likely to be a victim of crime.
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Drilling down, The North East is top for criminal damage & arson.
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West Yorks and Durham (again) for violence against the person.
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London - aka Met Police area tops out for robbery - no surprise there.
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London again for theft
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Sex Offences - Surprisingly West Yorkshire is knocked off number 1 to Wales, but more surprisingly and entry from leafy Suffolk at no3 .
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The most dangerous places to live in England and Wales revealed as crimes including robbery and sex offences rankedTHE most dangerous places to live in the UK where residents are most at risk of theft, sex crimes and violent attacks can be revealed today. Sun Online analysis of the the latest government figures…www.thesun.co.uk