Lincolnshire

Revealed: Top 10 crime hotspots in Greater Lincolnshire

Lincoln city centre is the most crime-ridden neighbourhood in Greater Lincolnshire, according to latest police figures.

The area covering the historic Steep Hill, cathedral, castle and university saw 385 crimes reported in July 2017, the most recent data published by police.

Many of the crimes reported were in and around the High Street area, especially close to the Waterside Shopping Centre, Guildhall Street, St Peter’s Passage and Clasketgate.

Coming narrowly behind central Lincoln was Skegness, with 369 reported crimes in the same period, which coincides with the start of the summer holidays and peak tourist season in the town.

In third and fourth places were the East and West Marsh areas of Grimsby, with 334 and 253 reports of crimes.

Lincoln Abbey, covering Monks Road, Stamp End, the prison and hospital, saw 238 reports of crimes in July.

Two town centres came in sixth and seven in the list.

Scunthorpe Town recorded 214 reported crimes, with Gainsborough Town South having 18 fewer at 196.

The final Lincoln neighbourhood to be in the top 10 was Minster and Castle, an area covering Newport, the Ermine and Bishop Grosseteste University, which saw 188 crimes reported to Lincolnshire Police.

Three neighbourhoods had 179 reported crimes in July.

Humberside Police received the same number of reports from the Hainton and Heneage neighbourhood in Grimsby, and the two Scunthorpe areas of Brumby and Crosby and Park.

Rounding off the top 10, with 177 crimes was Boston Town East, which takes in Pilgrim Hospital.

Below is the top 10 in full:

  • Lincoln city centre – 385
  • Skegness – 369
  • East Marsh (Grimsby) – 334
  • West Marsh (Grimsby) – 253
  • Lincoln Abbey – 238
  • Town (Scunthorpe) – 214
  • Gainsborough Town South – 196
  • Lincoln Minster and Castle – 188
  • Brumby (Scunthorpe) – 179
  • Crosby and Park (Scunthorpe) – 179
  • Hainton and Heneage (Grimsby) – 179
  • Boston Town East – 177