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Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green, has released the following statement in response to the publication of the latest recorded crime data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for England and Wales.
The quarterly statistics, released today by ONS, cover the 12-month period to the end of March 2020.
“It is reassuring that Norfolk remains one of the safest counties in the country in which to live, work and to visit and, fortunately, most of us remain untouched by criminality in our daily lives.
“But while decreases in some crime categories, such as burglary and theft, are to be welcomed, Norfolk’s communities will no doubt be concerned to see figures for violent and sexual offences, and domestic abuse, continuing to rise.
“While I understand that increases in these crime types are being seen nationally, it’s not something that I am just content to accept and I will be challenging the Chief Constable on these increases at my accountability meeting with him later this month.”
To view the crime data for Norfolk, visit the ONS website: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/crimeinenglandandwales/