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*All performance data April 2021/22
Increases were generally seen from improvements in ethical crime recording, auditing and proactivity.
With the country coming out of COVID restrictions, it was expected demand would increase above the 1.1% recorded.
This is an increase of 706 offences from the previous year.
Northamptonshire Police saw the smallest increase nationally, the national average change was +15.9% year on year and the East Midlands region was +12.4%.
Northants had the smallest increase in crime that year and ranked 1st in the country.
Each year the Force undertakes a Strategic Threat and Risk Assessment (STRA) to identify its priority areas. This allows senior leaders to work across their respective commands to target activity and campaigns to ensure maximum efforts are made to tackle the crime that harms the communities of Northamptonshire the most.
The STRA, coupled with the feedback and information we received from the public, and your locally identified priorities, coupled with our force management statement, led to the following Matters of Priority;
This resulted in almost all 24 outcomes being achieved.
In my last annual report I was delighted to update you on Operation Revive, which was delivering dedicated multi agency work to tackle knife crime issues in key areas of the county