TV Licensing has revealed more than 650 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Worksop during 2012.
This compares to more than more than 1,300 in Mansfield and more than 400 in Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over five per cent, meaning almost 95 per cent of homes are correctly licensed.
Mark Whitehouse, TV Licensing spokesperson for the East Midlands, said: ““In order to be fair to the law-abiding majority who do pay for their licence, we’ll continue to pursue the small minority of people do not pay.”
He added: “We do understand some people may find it difficult to pay in one go, which is why we offer numerous ways to spread the cost.”
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