The Chief Constable of Humberside Police has recently suggested that police forces within the North of England are seeing an increase in crime numbers, as a result of regions in the north being hardest hit by the recession.
It has recently been suggested that shoplifting figures within the north have increased, and the Chief Constable of Humberside Police stated within a recent interview that there is evidence of increased crime, particularly theft, due to the impact of the economic downturn.
According to the Chief Constable the poorest areas within the Humberside region also have the highest crime rates; which supports her theory.
The comments from the Chief Constable are the latest to make comparisons between the north and south, and follow official figures which revealed that although overall crime within the UK – as recorded by police forces – has decreased in the year to December; of those forces who recorded an increase in crime (excluding fraud) five were from the north of England and only one from the south.
With the latest comments suggesting that regions in the North of England are seeing an increase in crime rates, for those facing criminal proceedings, whether for assault and battery; robbery, theft and burglary, drug offences, anti-social behaviour or any other matter, the criminal law solicitors at Lester Morrill can assist.
Our criminal law team is headed up by Philip Goldberg who has higher rights of audience in the Crown Court and has represented clients in all areas of criminal law; whilst all of our criminal law team are experienced in a range of criminal law matters.
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