He said: “Nationally, there continues to be an increase in overall recorded crime figures. There has been an increase in the Humberside Police area, albeit slightly lower than the national average. As outlined in the report earlier this week, some of this is due to improvements that have been made in the way forces record crime.
“It also suggests that more victims are confident enough to come forward and this is something we welcome.
“What’s really important for us is ensuring that we have a good understanding of our communities, so that we can work closely with them to help prevent crime.
“We pride ourselves on the excellent relationships our neighbourhood teams have with those living and working in their areas – and have also been praised by HMIC for the work we do in our communities.
“In the 12 months up to March 2018, we have seen a reduction in reports of people being in possession of weapons and drugs offences.
“In other key areas, such as burglaries, sexual offences and robbery, we have seen increases in reported incidents, but these have been far lower than the national average, which is reflective of the continued hard work being done by our teams.
“We will continue to build on this to further reduce crime and work with the people of East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire to make our communities safer and stronger.”
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