West Yorkshire Police Response To Latest ONS Crime Statistics
Thursday, 23 January 2020 *Thursday 23 January 2020*
Latest crime statistics published today reveal some positive crime reductions in West Yorkshire including violence with injury, burglary and vehicle crime.
And while the Office for National Statistics report for the period up to the end of September shows a rise in total crime, the very latest data available to the Force shows a downward trend in the nine months up to the end of December with 4,200 fewer victims of crime.
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