THERE were 60,000 fewer victims of crime in West Yorkshire over the last year.
But more than 250,000 people still suffered from offences over the last 12 months.
The figures for the year ending March 31 show there were 260,000 victims, as against 320,000 in the previous 12 months.
Burglaries were down 37%, with 11,000 fewer homes raided; vehicle crime fell 31%, with 17,000 fewer offences; and robberies dropped 41%, with 1,500 fewer victims.
In terms of figures, burglaries were down from 30,000 to 19,000, vehicle crime down from 55,000 to 35,000 and robbery down from 3,700 to 2,200.
Police say results from the British Crime Survey show that people in West Yorkshire are less worried about violent crime, burglary and car crime than they used to be.
West Yorkshire Deputy Chief Constable Phill Brear said: "People have every right to feel safer. Fewer crimes means fewer victims and less chance of being a victim.
"Our closing figures show the downward trend in crime is continuing.
"A clear focus on how we tackle crime, combined with the extra resources to put our ideas into practice is paying dividends.
"It hasn't been easy and sustaining the impetus will be even harder, but we will maintain the pressure on the criminals."
West Yorkshire Police Authority chairman Clr Mark Burns-Williamson said: "This is a good start to the year and one we want to see continue.
"The extra funding from Government gave us the tools to do the job in terms of more police officers, police community support officers and staff.
"Now we have to continue to deliver while keeping the precept relatively low."