PEOPLE in West Yorkshire have lost some of their fear of crime, a new survey revealed.
Research by West Yorkshire Police Authority showed a majority of people feel safer, thanks to a recent boost in police numbers.
Extra funding has helped the force recruit more officers, which has contributed to major reductions in crime.
As part of a pre-Christmas presentation to the public in local shopping centres, almost 840 interviews were conducted with the public to see what they thought.
"We were very encouraged by the results," said West Yorkshire Police Authority chairman Clr Mark Burns-Williamson.
"59% of people had seen more officers on patrol and 58% felt safer walking around during the day.
"It's concrete evidence that the funding we secured last year, partly through increased council tax, has paid dividends.