SOUTH Yorkshire villains had to hand over more than £1m of their ill-gotten gains last year.
According to the annual review of the South Yorkshire Criminal Justice Board published this week, more than £1.1m in cash and assets was seized from criminals last year.
The report also reveals that in 2010/2011:
Offenders paid more than £6m in fines.
almost 28,000 fewer crimes were reported to the police.
36,000 offences were dealt with.
1,500 first-time offenders, ranging from ten to 90 years of age, were ordered to take part in Restorative Justice schemes instead of being sent to prison or being given other punishment.
SYCJB is made up of police, the Crown Prosecution Service, court officials, probation officers, Youth Offending Services, prisons and Victim Support.