Total recorded crime has fallen rapidly in Hull during recent years and at a faster rate than both regional and national averages. However, it must be noted that previously crime rates in Hull were significantly higher than they were at the regional and national geography. In 2002/03 the overall crime rate in Hull was over twice the national figure.
The decrease in recorded crime in Hull shows positive progress and has contributed towards narrowing the gap. However at 120.2 recorded crimes per 1,000 population in 2009/10, the recorded crime rate in Hull is significantly above the regional (83) and national (79) figures.
The total recorded crime rate in Hull has fallen by approximately 118 crimes per 1,000 people since 2002/03 (49.6 per cent) compared to 34 crimes per 1,000 people nationally (30.1 per cent).
In 2009/10 the rate of crime in Hull was above the national average for total recorded violent crime (26.2 per 1,000 residents compared to 16), recorded burglaries (18.1 compared to 10) and offences against vehicles (11.7 compared to 9). The recorded robbery rate was in line with the national average (1.1 compared to 1).
Rates in all offence categories, except violent crime, have fallen in Hull since 2002/03 and in each case at a faster rate than nationally. Violent crime increased until around 2006/07 but has been reducing since and is currently at a level equivalent to 2002/03 (26.2 offences per 1,000 people).
More information about crime statistics in Hull
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