Nearly 20,000 offenses were registered in Trafford last year, although the crime rate in the borough is lower than the average for England and Wales.
According to the Office for National Statistics, Greater Manchester Police recorded 18,948 offenses in Trafford in the 12 months to December.
At 79.8 per 1,000 inhabitants, this means crime rates in the borough are below the average for England and Wales.
This is the first time the force has been able to provide this data since the implementation of a new IT system about three years ago, so a comparison with the previous 12 months is not possible.
In response, Chief Inspector Simon Hurst of GMP Trafford emphasized that the police have no intention of resting on its laurels, despite comparing favorably with the rest of the country.
He said: “Officers in Trafford are committed to reducing crime in the area and making sure people feel safe. Despite crime rates being lower than the average in England and Wales, you can rest assured that we are not will become complacent, because one victim is one too many.
“At Trafford, we have extremely robust crime management plans to identify emerging threats and potential perpetrators, enabling us to act and take action quickly.
“We have allocated designated resources to proactively arrest our priority offenders, and are working closely with partners to ensure we maximize the chances of indicting and bringing to justice those who cause mischief within our community.
“Our neighborhood resources are an integral part of our police response and are deployed to address identified crime hotspots to deter crime and proactively target offenders.
“We are proud to have recently improved our response times to emergency and non-emergency calls, maximizing our chances of catching violators and delivering the service our communities expect and deserve.”
The data also breaks down the offenses into types, with violence and theft being by far the most common in the municipality.
In the 12 months to December, there were 6,548 violent crimes and 5,762 theft crimes.
Other types that exceeded 1,000 were arson and criminal harm, harassment and stalking, and public order violations.
In England and Wales, police registered a total of more than six million offenses in the 12 months to December.
This was 8 percent more than 5.6 million in 2020, but in line with the pre-pandemic total.