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Stats reveal Lincolnshire criminal hotspots

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Figures for crimes committed in Lincolnshire including murder, assaults and sexual offences have been revealed, highlighting the safest and least safe areas of the county.

An Office of National Statistics report for the last year up to April showed that Lincoln had the highest crime rate of all local authority areas.

North Kesteven District Council had the lowest rate in the country, as per 1,000 population.

As a whole, crime in the county has increased by 2% with notable changes including a 25% increase in sexual offences.

Interestingly, sexual offences rose at the highest rate in the county’s ‘safest place’, North Kesteven – a 141% increase.

Figures for the year leading up to April 2016 are as follows:

Lincolnshire

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 36,008
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 49
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 2% increase

Boston

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 4,515
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 68
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 2% increase

East Lindsey

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 6,738
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 49
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 3% increase

Lincoln

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 8,886
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 92
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 2% decrease

North Kesteven

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 2,699
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 24
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 3% decrease

South Holland

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 3,624
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 40
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 6% increase

South Kesteven

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 5,756
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 42
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 7% increase

West Lindsey

  • Total recorded crimes (excluding fraud): 3,790
  • Total crimes per 1,000 people: 41
  • Percentage change compared with previous year: 3% increase

For the third year running North Kesteven has been found to be the safest place to live in England and Wales, with fewer crimes committed locally as a proportion of population size than anywhere else.

Councillor Mike Gallagher, Chairman of the NK Community Safety Partnership, said: “To be the safest district in the country for the third year running and to see the number of crimes fall is a tremendous accolade for residents, businesses and everyone involved in keeping our community safe.

“We need everyone to maintain their vigilance and keep an eye out for their neighbours to ensure NK continues to be a safer, happier, healthier and better place for everyone who lives and works here.”

Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, added: “This is great news and I thank both the North Kesteven Community Safety Partnership and our local policing team for their dedication in helping to reduce and prevent crime.

“By working together this helps to increase our local intelligence which is invaluable to our officers and PCSOs.”