Reported crime on the streets of Lincolnshire has dropped by 14 per cent, according to newly-elected police and crime commissioner.
In his first quarterly update since being elected in November, Alan Hardwick has revealed there were 5,362 fewer crimes between April 2012 and January 2013, compared with the same time period last year.
In December 2012, Lincolnshire was also nationally ranked 16th out of 43 forces across the country for its recorded crime rate, which is up from 23 in 2011.
Criminal damage crimes saw the biggest decrease, down by 25 per cent, with incidents causing fear and concern down by 12 per cent and anti-social behaviour crimes down 13.5 per cent.
Burglaries fell by 3.3 per cent, violent crimes resulting in injury fell by 6.5 per cent and vehicle theft fell by 20.8 per cent.
Mr Hardwick also revealed that Lincolnshire Police is meeting its targets for detecting crime, while 83.2 per cent of victims revealed they were satisfied with the force's service, up from 82.4 per cent.