Officials are warning that crime in York may rise by 11% this year.
Adverse trends have been evident on the Police real time tracking web site for some months (click to access). The September figures have recently been added.
In West York by far the largest number of incidents reported concern anti-social behaviour. Violence and sexual offences come second and criminal damage/arson third.
A report to a York Council meeting says,
“Significant increases are forecast in violent crime, shoplifting and burglary non-dwelling categories.
Latest benchmarking information show rates of crime at a national level have also risen significantly in Q2, and levels of overall crime in comparable authorities are increasing at greater rates than in York.
Reports of domestic violence are predicted to be 6% greater than those reported during the same time frame in 2014/15”.