Crime in Greater Manchester

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Crime in Greater Manchester has the second-highest incidence in England and Wales after Greater London.[1] Crime in Greater Manchester is the responsibility of GMP (Greater Manchester Police and its chief constable Ian Hopkins). Its PCC was abolished in May 2017.

Bamfurlong police station in November 2005


Greater Manchester is the second-largest metropolitan area in the UK outside of London; it is Britain's second city.

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Violence against the person accounts for 17% of total crime in the city; criminal damage accounts for 10% and burglary accounts for 8% of crime.

Nexus House, the headquarters of GMP in 2011


Of all the Greater Manchester boroughs, Manchester has the highest incidence of crime, followed by Rochdale and Oldham. Trafford has the lowest incidence of crime in Greater Manchester.

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