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North Yorkshire "Safest Place in England" Says Outgoing Chief Constable

North Yorkshire's outgoing Chief Constable says the county is safest place in England.

North Yorkshire Police say the county of North Yorkshire is the safest place in the UK.

The latest figures show lower than average crime levels in the county.

Assistant Chief Constable - Catherine Clarke - has welcomed the new data.

North Yorkshire has the lowest crime rates in the UK in all but one crime type.

Crime Type Crime
NYP Rate per 1000
England & Wales rate per 1000
Violence Against The Person 19756 24.15 35.26
Arson & Criminal Damage 5093 6.23 8.78
Theft: Shoplifting 4970 6.08 6.12
Theft: All Other Theft 3880 4.74 8.58
Public Order Offences 3626 4.43 9.66
Burglary 2371 2.9 4.57
Fraud 2322 2.84 19.29
Sexual Offences 2124 2.6 3.24
Vehicle Offences 2006 2.45 6.72
Drug Offences 1476 1.8 3.02
Theft: Bicycle Theft 1164 1.42 1.24
Misc Crimes Against Society 963 1.18 2.01
Possession Of Weapons 428 0.52 0.98
Theft: Theft From Person 255 0.31 1.95
Robbery 225 0.28 1.3

Outgoing Chief Constable - Elliot Foskett - says it's good news for local people.

The three year crime trend data shows a downwards trend over the last six months.

Mr Foskett retired from the force last week after spending the last three months as Interim Cheif Constable, he posted on social media:

"Thank you to everyone @NYorksPolice for your support and your warmth over the past two years. Leaving as Chief Constable is an absolute privilege. What a fantastic way to finish."

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