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Figures from Durham, North Yorkshire and Cleveland police all indicate a fall in crime in the year to September.
But there is one exception: crime is up slightly in the Northumbria force area.
Helen Ford has been speaking to one victim.
Figures released by West Yorkshire Police show there has been a 65% rise in the number of sexual offences reported to them over the last year. It is thought largely to be down to historic cases reported to them following the start of the investigation into Jimmy Savile's victims.
Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for the 12 months leading to September 2013 shows crime fell by 4% in the county compared to 3% nationally.
He also adds the rise is in part due to investing in how they record this type of crime and a campaign to encourage young victims to come forward.
Northumbria Police says they continue to experience rises in some crime categories such as burglary. Police also say there has been a rise in first time female offenders.
The Office for National Statistics has released the crime figures for our region. Overall the crime rate is going down:
Shoplifting - Cleveland Police has seen an 8% rise in the last year. Durham Constabulary and Northumbria Police have seen a 1% drop. North Yorkshire Police has seen a 3% rise.
Domestic Burglaries - Northumbria Police has seen an 8% rise in the last year. Cleveland and Durham Police have seen over a 10% drop. North Yorkshire Police has seen a drop of 5%.
Sexual Offences - Durham Police has seen a 41% increase - North Yorkshire is up by 20%, figures are up 11% in Northumbria's area and up 4% in Cleveland's area.
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