Crime in Lancashire has fallen 5% to a record low over the past year, according to new figures.
102,503 offences were reported between April of last year and the end of March 2011, according to the Home Office’s British Crime Survey, released this week.
Violence against the person, vehicle offences and drug offences have all seen a fall during the past 12 months, but there have been increases in burglary and sexual offences in Lancashire.
According to the figures, ‘other thefts’ seem to be the biggest area of crime that needs to be tackled, followed by violence against the person and criminal damage.
Below I’ve transferred data made available by the Guardian Datastore into a visualisation of the crime stats. You can compare the numbers from across the north west, including Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria and Manchester.
Clicking on individual figures allows you to make comparisons between regions, so take a look at the statistics across the north west, and check out the full size graph here.
You can check out the full statistics for the UK including crime rates and percentages with further analysis over on the Guardian Datastore.