The safest place in the British IslesThe Isle of Man's Chief Constable's Annual Report revealed that the Isle of Man remains the safest place to live in the British Isles.
The Isle of Man's Chief Constable's Annual Report revealed that, even when judged against the safest counties in England and Wales, the Isle of Man remains the safest place to live in the British Isles.
Public satisfaction also shows high confidence in the Isle of Man Constabulary. Whilst crime accounts make up about 20% of overall demand for the police in the Island, the officers are also attending to an increasingly complex range of vulnerability and public protection matters.
Chief Constable Gary Roberts said:
‘The challenges the Constabulary faced during the health emergency were truly unique in scope and nature. Safeguarding the public, protecting the health service and ensuring our own people stayed well, meant re-inventing ‘business as usual’ from top to bottom. We needed to be fleet of foot to keep pace with rapid changes in the law, to recognise the impact restrictions were having on the public and to deal with the fallout. I am proud of the flexible, compassionate and proportionate approach provided by the force, and I pay tribute to officers, our Special Constabulary who played a key role, our admin teams and valued volunteers.
‘The unique circumstances of the past year make a meaningful comparison of crime statistics with previous years difficult. The figures tell only a small part of the story; the trends which underlie increases in criminal activity offer the bigger picture, and as a community we need to understand and address them. But there are many positives, and the Isle of Man remains the safest place in the British Isles when compared to all 43 police force areas in England and Wales.
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