By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am appalled that today’s police recorded crime statistics demonstrate crime peaking to a seven year high. Moreover, figures show that certain crimes have witnessed a sharp increase.

Figure toplines:

• Total recorded crime now stands at 45,521 incidents;
• Total recorded crime has increased by 13.74% since September 2016 (40,021);
• Homicide is at a seven year high with 13 homicides taking place in the 12 months ending September 2017;
• Sexual offences increased 37.3% in the 12 months ending September 2017 (2016: 1,694 – 2017: 2,326);
• Theft from the person has increased 37.74% in the 12 months ending September 2017 (2016: 204 – 2017: 281)
• Violent crimes with injury have increased 20.87% in the 12 months ending September 2017 (2016: 5,489 – 2017: 6,635); and
• Domestic burglary has increased 37.87% in the 12 months ending September 2017 (2016: 1,386 – 2017: 1,911) Read more “Crime increases in North Wales Police force area”