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Reported crime in Lincolnshire drops, according to county's police and crime commissioner

By RButcher__LE  |  Posted: February 18, 2013

Alan Hardwick

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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.

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  • Whiley45  |  February 19 2013, 2:59PM

    Excellent work Echo. Glad to see you have changed the tone of this story. A drop in reported crime is the correct way to write it. Now.....what about finding out the detection rate. Go on I dare you!

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  • Dixie9  |  February 19 2013, 10:30AM

    I'll second Whiley45's comment - REPORTED crime has dropped.

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  • Whiley45  |  February 19 2013, 9:00AM

    Many people will find it hard to believe that in times of recession crime has dropped. Well look at the article again! Crime hasn't dropped. REPORTED CRIME HAS DROPPED which is a very different thing. Also Mr Hardwick tells us that the Police are meeting targets for detecting crime. The target should be 100% DETECTED. Nothing less will do!. Please tell us what the current detection rate is and let us make our own minds up whether enough crime is being detected.

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