Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick, of North Yorkshire Police, said:
"As an organisation that fully embraces the national transparency agenda and with a genuine commitment to engage with the communities we serve, North Yorkshire Police welcomes the new 'Compare Your Area' crime data that is now available on the website Police.uk.
"We want residents in North Yorkshire and the City of York to influence the policing priorities in their neighbourhoods. This already takes place thanks to the dedicated work of the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Community Safety Partnerships and other valued partners such as the Watch schemes. But this can improve further which will allow us to provide an even better standard of service.
"While force-wide and local crime information is currently available to members of the public via the North Yorkshire Police website, the new data on Police.uk will increase the opportunity for residents to view, understand and scrutinise the performance of the force. Comparisons can also be drawn with other similar policing areas.
"I am deeply proud that North Yorkshire and the City of York remains one of the very safest and low-crime places in the country. This cherished status is down to the unstinting efforts of the police, local councils and other partners agencies working together.
"I can assure residents that we are more determined than ever to keep it that way."
16 October 2012