Burglaries in Morley have fallen in number over the past few months, seeing the town record some of the lowest figures in the city.
Data produced by Leeds City Council’s Safer Leeds shows that Morley South has the joint second lowest number of domestic burglaries in the city for the last quarter.
There have been 14 burglaries in Morley South and 20 in Morley North. These low figures fall in line with an overall reduction in the number of burglaries in the South Leeds communities.
Morley Neighbourhood Policing Team has welcomed the latest figures. Insp Paul Sullivan said that burglary rates have dropped every year for the past three years. “All our hard work over the past few months has been paying off and we have been successful in driving down crime in general, specifically house break-ins which are now at an all time low.”
Coun Neil Dawson said that it was great news for people to see crime figures continuing to reduce in the area.
He said: “It is great news that the number of burglaries continues to fall in Morley.
“We now have the lowest rate in the entire city and below similar satellite towns such as Otley, Wetherby and Pudsey. This reflects the great work done by our local neighbourhood police team and the preventative measures taken by the city council and other agencies over the last three years.”
Over the past 12 months Morley North has had 109 burglaries whereas Morley South has had 85 and both areas have slashed their burglary rate by more than a quarter in three months.
Ardsley and Robin Hood Ward has the lowest rate in the city with just 11 burglaries in the past quarter. The 11 per cent drop in burglary rates across the area has been met with approval from town councillors.
Mayor of Morley Coun Tom Leadley, said: “This is good news for all our communities and shows what an excellent job the Morley Neighbourhood Policing Team is doing with cracking down on these offenders.”