A meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) will hear how the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner intends to tackle an increase in crime levels in the area. The meeting will be told that there some 3837 crimes reported during September.
Across the whole of North Yorkshire, including York, the Guildhall
Ward had the largest number of crimes (212).
In York it was followed by Huntington (91) and Westfield (79).
The largest proportion of crimes in York relate to violence (457), followed by theft (390), arson/criminal damage (153) and burglary (120). Perhaps surprisingly only 47 drug offences were reported.
Overall across the county there has been a 2.5% increase in
crime levels this year so far compared to 12 months ago. Over the last two years
the increase has been 16%. The biggest increase has been in public order
offences. Violence against the person offences have increased from 5504 in 2017
to 7747 this year (up 40%)
There has been an increase in shoplifting in York this year.
Recorded anti-social behaviour has however shown a reduction (-17%)
The scale of the problems with the Police switchboard are revealed.
222 calls to 999 were abandoned during August.
There is a similar picture on 101 calls where 6050 were abandoned during July.
Time to answer on both channels improved during September.
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and police staff deserve credit for producing figures which can be accessed via the web. Click here The sheer size of the county, and its diversity, make it difficult to produce performance stats which are both accessible and relevant to local neighbourhoods.
There is some good work going on at neighbourhood level with police in west York proactively checking security issues this week
There will, however, be niggling doubts about some aspects
of crime prevention.
Lack of reports of drug related crime is probably not the
right way to access the scale of that issue.
Equally worrying is the failure of the force to recruit up
to its budgeted staff numbers. There were estill over 30 vacancies for police
officers in the force in September. The police don’t expect to hit their target
number (1450 officers) until December. There are also 36 vacancies for PCSOs.
At approximately 4:20 today
(11/09/2019) there has been a burglary on Askam Lane. 2 offenders possibly ran
towards the Tedder Road / Cornlands Road area.
If you saw anything suspicious or have any information that will assist the
police with their enquiries please call 101 and state the reference number –
NYP – 11092019 – 0341
North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about an attempt burglary that occurred at Co-op Beckfield Lane in York.
It happened at the Beckfield Lane store at 2.15am on Monday (18 February 2019) and involved three men attempting to gain entry using an implement to break the shutters.
We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
The men are described as wearing dark clothing, with black hooded tops with hoods up, all approximately 5 feet 11 in height. No further description was provided.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Joanne Shanley. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190030254.
On the evening of 08/12/18 a house on Askham Lane,York has been entered and keys to a vehicle stolen, it is possible the 3 youths on cycles may have been involved, should anyone have any Info please call 101 or Crimestoppers.Quote incident No 12180228501.
There have been a number of attempted thefts of vehicles and 2 in 1 styled burglaries in York. A 2 in 1 burglary is where offenders commit a burglary with the aim of stealing car keys. Please keep property doors and windows locked, even if you are at home and ensure any unattended vehicles are kept locked (even if you are only leaving it momentarily). Additionally, please keep vehicle and house keys out of sight and away from windows and doors.
If you see something suspicious please contact us on 101. Alternatively, if you witness what you suspect to be a crime in action, please call 999 immediately.