CRIME in Yorkshire remains higher than the national average.
The figures revealed by the Home Office show that the region still has higher burglary and vehicle crime than other parts of the country.
Burglary is particularly high, with 704 per 10,000 homes, as against the national average of 439.
Total crimes in Yorkshire are 136 per 1,000 people, compared with 113 per 1,000 nationally.
But violent crimes are below the national average.
Overall, crime in England and Wales fell 2% over the past year.
The statistics, from the British Crime Survey, show that people have a 27% chance of becoming a crime victim, down from 40% in 1995.
Home Secretary David Blunkett said: "The risk of being a victim is its lowest for more than 20 years.
"The Street Crime Initiative has been a great success, leading to significant and sustained reductions in robbery."
He added: "I am particularly pleased that we have reduced robbery, while keeping vehicle crime and burglaries at historic lows. Since 1997, burglary has fallen by 39% and vehicle crime by 31%.
"Overall, crime since 1997 has fallen by 25%."
He added: "We have significantly improved the accuracy and value of police crime recording with the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard.
"With its victim-centred approach to recording crime, it will help to produce more honest and transparent crime figures."
Mr Blunkett went on: "I am very pleased the police are recording more incidents of low-level thuggery and yobbish behaviour.
"In March I set out the details of a radical new agenda to tackle this kind of anti-social behaviour.
"It is vital the police focus on tackling it and communities signal their intolerance of it," Mr Blunkett added.
"I have always said people need to feel that crime has fallen for us to have really made a difference.
"We are engaged in end-to-end reform of the criminal justice system to bring greater numbers of offenders to justice and deter future offenders."