Survey pleases police top brass

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A new report which indicates increased public satisfaction with the work of Northumbria Police has been welcomed by Vera Baird.

The Office for National Statistics data for April 2013 to March 2014 looks at perceptions of crime and the well-being of victims.

When asked how good a job Northumbria Police was doing in a survey, the public gave a positive response of 67 per cent, much higher than the En-gland and Wales average.

There were similarly good ratings about whether the force dealt with the things that matter to the community (63 per cent) and anti-social behaviour specifically (62 per cent).

Ms Baird, police and crime commissioner for Northumbria, said: “New data made available since the end of the period being reported on shows we have improved in these three areas again since then.”

Chief constable Sue Sim added: “All officers and staff play a significant part in our strong performance on these important issues.”