POLICE today claimed West Yorkshire was a safer place for people to live in after reported crime figures tumbled.
Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn said: "Criminals in West Yorkshire are really feeling the pinch."
Violent crime dropped by nearly 3% and car theft and burglary by a third.
In all, crime fell by 19% in the last 12 months.
Mr Cramphorn said: "We often tell the public about how they can avoid being a victim of crime.
"Now we have a message for the criminal - we're out to get you and your assets.
"Profiting from other people's misery and building an affluent lifestyle by taking from decent, law-abiding people can't be acceptable."
Today's figures show robberies dropped by 41.3% and the detection rate rose by 5% in West Yorkshire.
Drugs crime rose 7% and detection rates increased by 5% compared with the previous 12 months.
Clr Mark Burns- Williamson, chairman of West Yorkshire Police Authority, said: "People in West Yorkshire are safer and are feeling safer, the British Crime Survey results show that.
"Hopefully, the roll-out of neighbourhood police teams across the area will start to have a real impact."
The figures were in contrast to the national scene as police recorded one million incidents for the first time.
Shadow home secretary David Davis attacked the Government for going ahead with round-the-clock licensing.
It follows 1,035,046 incidents of violence against the person - not including sexual offences or robbery - in England and Wales in 2004-05 - up 8% on last year's 955,800.