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Archive – October, 2019

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Protecting sex workers in North Yorkshire

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Hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on five protected characteristics; Disability, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Transgender. North Yorkshire Police also adopted Misogyny under its hate crime policy in 2017. In 2006, police in Merseyside recognised sex workers […]

6 arrests, 53 welfare visits and 16 safeguarded during “county lines” week of intensification

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County lines is the name given to a form of organised crime in which drug dealers from urban areas exploit vulnerable people – including children – and force them to deal drugs in smaller towns and cities. It takes its name from the mobile phone lines used by dealers to communicate between towns and advertise […]

North Yorkshire continues to have the lowest crime rate in England and Wales despite a 12% increase in recorded offences

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The Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) “Crime in England and Wales, year ending June 2019” bulletin, published today (Thursday 17 October 2019), shows there were a total of 45,839 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period giving a crime rate of 55.6 per 1,000 of the population. Compared to residents in other parts of […]

Appeal following Knaresborough burglary

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It happened at a property on Park Row, Knaresborough, at some time between 6.10pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday 16 October 2019 and involved an unknown offender(s) gaining entry into the address by smashing the rear window and then once inside removing a black 42″ TV. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the […]

Appeal for information following a violent incident in Great Ayton

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It happened on Great Ayton High Street, and involved a group of youths aged 16-18. Minor injuries were sustained to at least one man aged 18 years of age. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information, in particular any motorists […]