New crime figures welcomed by South Yorkshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

Tracey Cheetham
Tracey Cheetham

A reduction in crime in South Yorkshire has been welcomed by the county’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

Tracey Cheetham said the drop of almost 1,000 crimes last year compared to the previous year - a one per cent reduction - was almost in line with the 1.2 per cent drop nationally.

“It is really good news to see that South Yorkshire Police have contributed to a further reduction in crime and this is an indication of the hard work being done by our officers across the county,” she said.

“We are continuing to experience unprecedented levels of austerity cuts, which mean that officers are continually working ‘above and beyond’ in their daily duties just to keep on top of their workloads.

“Whilst the latest crime figures are refreshing and show that we are moving in the right direction, the Commissioner and the Chief Constable are fully aware that there is more work to be done. Residents can be assured that we will all continue working hard towards making South Yorkshire a safe place.”