Detections rise for serious assault and robbery in North East

More people are being detected for committing serious assault and robbery while road policing enforcement across the North East continues, according to the latest report.

By Morag Kuc
Friday, 3rd June 2022, 1:56 pm
Detections for serious assault are up to 93.5 per cent and robbery detections have also increased to 86 per cent.
Detections for serious assault are up to 93.5 per cent and robbery detections have also increased to 86 per cent.

Detections for serious assault are up to 93.5 per cent and robbery detections have also increased to 86 per cent.

The figures are set in the context of comparison with policing during COVID-19, making meaningful comparison with previous years’ complex.

Officers have been raising awareness about hidden harms that were dominant during the lockdown periods such as domestic abuse, human trafficking, adult protection, serious sexual offences and child protection.

Chief Superintendent Kate Stephen, Divisional Commander, said: “The full implications of the pandemic on crime rates, offending patterns and general policing are still to be fully established, however this latest data reflects the impact the pandemic had, and continues to have, on crime rates across the country.

“The widely recognised potential for delayed demand resulted in more frequent partnership meetings across areas of public protection and ensured that not only the police, but all partners involved in providing support to victims, were aware of the trends as restrictions relaxed and we were collectively better placed to respond as demand increased. I would encourage people to continue engaging with us, whether that’s talking to officers on the street or using our surveys to give us meaningful insight to help shape local policing.”