CRIME in Kirklees has fallen in all bar one category over the past three months, new police figures have revealed.
From April to June 2012, crime has fallen 16% compared with the same period last year, with large reductions being seen in the priority crime areas of burglary, robbery and theft.
Yearly figures for 2010-11 to 2011-12 reveal that crime levels stayed relatively constant in the division (31,187 and 31,102 total crimes respectively or a fall of 0.3%).
Since April 2012, the number of homes burgled has fallen by 27% from 814 to 592 offences.
Similarly large reductions have also been seen in theft from motor vehicles (down 25.2%), theft of motor vehicles (down 24.5%), handling (down 25%) and robbery (down 19.1%).
Criminal damage also fell 18.9% from 1,382 to 1,121 offences.
The only increase was in cases of fraud and forgery, which rose 6%, from 215 to 228 offences.
Chief Supt Dave Lunn, of Kirklees police, said: “We are obviously pleased that crime has fallen considerably between April and June when compared with the same period last year.
“The importance is that there are less people suffering the trauma of being a victim of crime.”
“We work tirelessly to ensure that trend continues and that Kirklees is a safer place to live, work and visit.”