We need more bobbies on the beat – that is the call from Hull residents after recent statistics have shown crime is rising in Hull.
The monthly number of burglary, robbery and violent crimes have all increased from 2016 to 2017.
The total crime has increased from 1,422 in August last year to 1,482 in August this year.
A spokesperson from Humberside Police says when comparing crime figures, areas vary because of demographics:
He added that the rise in crime is influenced by people reporting crime, as well as forces beginning to record crime:
Maureen Porter from East Hull says she has not noticed any changes in crime levels but the best way to reduce crime would be to have more police on the street, “I think having a community police man would help a great deal in people getting to know their own local policeman.”
Mike Kent, from East Hull who works in security, says he believes money is being spent more on buying cars and helicopters than upping the police force: