WELCOME REDUCTION IN CRIME FIGURES

The Outer North West Area Committee were recently presented with the Annual Community Safety report for 2012/13.

There are a number of priorities for the Leeds area in 2013/14, some of these are: 

  • Tackling Domestic Abuse
  • Reducing Domestic Burglary
  • Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Reduce re-offending
  • Tackling substance misuse

I am pleased to report that crime is down and part of this reduction must be due to the way in which the Divisional Community Safety Partnership is using a Multi-Agency approach. This includes the Police, West North West Homes, the Fire Service, Youth Offending Teams and Safer Leeds all working together. They meet four times a year to set the direction for partnership working.

Victims of crime need to see that something is being done to reduce crime and the fear of it in the community. They also want to know that the perpetrators are being caught and dealt with through the courts. In my Ward I am pleased to report that burglary is down 32% from the previous year, Criminal Damage down 21% and theft from and of vehicles is down 24%. More needs to be done because just one victim of crime or anti-social behaviour is one too many.

Ward Overview of Crime Figures          
  2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 Diff. 11/12 to 12/13 % Diff
Adel & Wharfedale

861

999

811

-188

-19%

Crime Types          
Burglary

160

161

110

-51

-32%

Robbery

17

16

8

-8

-50%

Theft from a vehicle

76

136

111

-25

-18%

Theft of a vehicle

17

9

6

-3

-33%

Criminal Damage

103

99

78

-21

-21%

Violent Crime

119

86

87

1

1%