Crime: Morecambe and Lunesdale

Home Office written question – answered on 28th April 2016.

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Photo of David Morris David Morris Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the crime rate in Morecambe and Lunesdale in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2014-15; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Crime Survey statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that crime in England and Wales fell by 7% in the year to the end of December 2015 (the latest period for which data is available), and by 7% in the year to the end of December 2014. Over the same period, the number of crimes recorded by the police rose (including in the Lancaster Community Safety Partnership area, which covers Morecombe and Lunesdale). ONS have been clear that rises in police recorded crime are largely the result of more victims coming forward to report certain offences and improvements in police crime recording practices.

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