MORE than 2,000 people have been arrested in Calderdale over the last eight months.
The suspects have been detained for alleged offences including violent crime, theft and criminal damage.
They have been dealt with by a new unit which has speeded up investigations.
The Volume Crime Unit has a 30-strong team and focuses on crimes that are of particular concern to the public.
It has led to a rise in the number of offenders brought to justice.
Its investigations have resulted in people being charged and sent to court, fined or cautioned.
Insp Dave Sheard, who is in charge of the unit, said: "Our aim is to offer victims of crime a speedy response and positive resolution to the crime in which they have been involved.
"These crimes include street thefts, shoplifting, violent offences, criminal damage and domestic violence.
"My officers are all very experienced at dealing with these types of offences and are able to secure swift, reliable responses to ensure offenders are dealt with appropriately.
"We support the Neighbourhood Policing Teams from across the division by absorbing some of the workload that volume crime generates.
"The unit is committed to carrying out thorough and productive investigations that result in convictions," added Insp Sheard.
"Our aim is to make Calderdale a safe place for everyone to live in."