Neighbourhood crime in Hartlepool, which covers burglary, robbery, vehicle crime and theft from a person, is down by 25 per cent overall when compared with the same period last year and when compared to the previous month.
Burglaries to homes in May have reduced by 31 per cent when compared with April’s figures, and have almost halved with a reduction of 43 per cent when compared with the same time period last year.
Vehicle crime (thefts from vehicles and theft of vehicles) is down by 20 per cent compared with May 2022.
Robberies are also 8 per cent down on last month.
District Commander, Superintendent Martin Hopps, said: “These neighbourhood crimes are the type that affect individuals and communities and can have a huge impact on people’s lives. My priority is targeting those responsible, so that people in Hartlepool can live without fear of crime.
“This reduction is great news and is testament to all of the good proactive work carried out by Hartlepool’s Neighbourhood Teams, Response Teams and Crime Investigation Teams.
“By focusing on targets, neighbourhood crime in Hartlepool is going down, which is great news for everyone who lives in the town. We are not complacent and will continue to drive down these numbers with regular patrols of the town and by working closely with our communities.
“If you need to report a crime or have any information that could assist officers in their investigations, please call 101 for Cleveland Police, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Call 999 in an emergency.